Derby star Mason Bennett filmed downing pint and being sick in pub toilet hours before drink-drive crash arrest



Posted Friday, September 27, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

SHOCKING pictures show Derby striker Mason Bennett vomiting into a pub urinal and downing lager hours before a drink-drive crash.

The footballer, 23, was filmed being sick before the horror smash which left captain Richard Keogh, 33, with a career-threatening knee injury.

Derby star Mason Bennett filmed downing pint and being sick in pub toilet hours before drink-drive crash arrest
Derby striker Mason Bennett vomits in a pub toilet hours before a drink-drive crash earlier this week

Derby star Mason Bennett filmed downing pint and being sick in pub toilet hours before drink-drive crash arrest
The footballer was seen downing pints of beer in the Snapchat video

Derby star Mason Bennett filmed downing pint and being sick in pub toilet hours before drink-drive crash arrest
The crash scene on Tuesday which left club captain Richard Keogh with a season-ending knee injury

Striker Bennett and Rams team-mate Tom Lawrence, 25, were charged with drink-driving after late night smashes in Derbyshire.

The millionaire footballers snubbed lifts home from a night out to carry on boozing before crashing their cars, the club revealed.

Last night a video filmed by Derby skipper and ex-England ace Tom Huddlestone, 32, emerged of Bennett throwing up in a toilet just hours before the crash.

A voice can be heard saying "get it all out Mas" as he's violently sick.

'GET IT ALL OUT MAS'

Players are heard mocking Bennett for only having “f*****g three pints of Peroni”.

Bennett appears to reply: “I’ve had more than three.”

Asked if he's all right, he wipes his mouth and replies: "No, put your phones away."

Keogh is believed to have been a passenger in team-mate Lawrence’s Range Rover which ploughed into a lamppost on the A6.

The defender suffered a serious knee injury, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

A shocking picture showed Lawrence's mangled motor.

Derby’s squad had gone bowling followed by a boozy dinner at the Joiners Arms, Quarndon.

The Rams blamed Keogh and a “small group” of players for “not knowing when to stop” drinking and snubbing the chance “to be driven home using cars laid on by the club”.

Derby insist those responsible “will pay a heavy price for their actions”.

DRINK-DRIVE ARRESTS

Furious Rams manager Phillip Cocu said: “It’s a bad situation for everyone.

“I have not experienced anything close to this.

“We can’t accept it. It’s affected everyone.

“Most of the players left around 8pm — but a small group continued at the bar.

“We were not present when the players stayed on.

“Some senior players were and the choice they made was a bad example and there will be consequences.

“Due to an alcohol- related incident later, we lost our captain for the rest of the season.

“I spoke to Richard and he is extremely down — he feels responsible.”

Lawrence and Bennett were charged on Wednesday and will appear before magistrates on October 15.

They are unlikely to feature in tomorrow’s game against Birmingham.



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