Leicester City Sack Three Players Over Thai Video

17 June 2015, 19:22

Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson

Leicester City have sacked three players who appeared in a sex video made during the club's end-of-season tour of Thailand.

The group includes James Pearson, the son of manager Nigel Pearson.

Tom Hopper and Adam Smith have also had their contracts terminated.

The club have released the following statement:

"Leicester City Football Club has notified Tom Hopper, Adam Smith and James Pearson that their contracts with the club have been terminated.
The decision follows the conclusion of an internal investigation and disciplinary proceedings, as a consequence of events that took place during the Club’s end-of-season goodwill tour of Thailand.

Leicester City Football Club is acutely aware of its position, and that of its players, as a representative of the city of Leicester, the Premier League, the Football Association and the Club’s supporters. It is committed to promoting a positive message of community and family values and equality, and to upholding the standards expected of a Club with its history, tradition and aspirations.

The Club will make no further comment on the investigation, its finding or outcomes."

The club has Thai owners and sponsors and they were on tour of Thailand when the video emerged.

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