A disappointed Chris Wilder reveals the club’s stance on the Sheffield United player who crashed his Lamborghini earlier this week.
The Blades forward was involved in a horror crash with his Lamborghini Aventador on Sunday night it’s revealed.
Two men in their 20s are said to have been arrested on suspicion of being “over the prescribed limit”. They were later released under investigation after police questioning.
Photos first circulated on social media, with the car smashed into parked vehicles on Abbeydale Road South in Sheffield.
A picture of the smashed car emerged online with some claiming it belongs to the Premier League player.
A South Yorkshire Police statement said: “Police were called at around 12.10am this morning (Monday 4 January) following reports of a collision on Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield.
“It is reported that an orange Lamborghini was involved in a collision with a number of parked cars.
“Two men in their 20s were arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit. Both have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.”
“It’s in the hands of Lys’ solicitor and the club’s solicitor regarding the incident.
We’ve talked to Lys about his discipline, his commitments to the football club and his responsibilities as a professional footballer.”
Chris Wilder on Lys Mousset. pic.twitter.com/4xj9rpUjYc
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) January 8, 2021
A Sheffield United club statement said: “Officials at Sheffield United are aware of images circulating on social media and are currently making internal enquiries.”
Mousset, 24, joined the Blades from Bournemouth in a £10million deal in the summer of 2019.
The French forward spent his youth career in France before moving to the Premier League in 2016.
He is eligible for both France and Senegal and has been capped at U21 level by the French.
Chris Wilder says that Sheffield United have reminded Lys Mousset of his responsibilities following an incident earlier this week.
Speaking to the press on Friday, Wilder confirmed that it was the car of striker Mousset – and that he was “disappointed” by the episode.
“Yes, it is his car and he has trained this week,” Wilder said.
“Internally, it is in the hands of his solicitor and the club’s solicitor.
“We have talked to Lys about his commitments and discipline and responsibilities about being a professional footballer.
“If there is any action taken by the police it will be dealt with by Lys and his agent and the football club.
“It’s disappointing when you see the pictures and hear the story of what happened it will be dealt with internally and fairly.”
It is not yet known whether Mousset will feature in Saturday’s FA Cup tie at League One outfit Bristol Rovers.
Fans reacted as Chris Wilder reveals the club’s stance on the player after crashing his Lamborghini…
@SUFCLuca: Sell him, hes got a shit attitude and isnt very good either
@BladeToothless: Always injured, poor attitude, Bournemouth had a right result, Blades Life
@TomEyre78: Bin him
@Adam70433875: Wilder doesn’t sound too pissed of which is good. Hopefully this gives lys the kick up the arse he needs to fulfil his potential
@RichardDungwor2: Get rid. Guys made of breadsticks
@tufty_club: If his attitude/effort doesn’t improve and another club made an offer, I’d drive him there myself. Mainly because he won’t be allowed to.
@DazTomliinson93: Wank of a player awful driver and even worse footballer
@Richie1889: He’ll come back banging in the goals
@tanb0t99: 2 goals incoming this weekend
@ozwolf65: Right so it was him then. We really are fucked
@SteelCityBlades: At least he won’t be driving around the streets of Sheffield like a dick now for a while!
It comes three weeks after CCTV footage shows the shocking moment that Jack Grealish crashes his £90k Range Rover, which was shown in court.
The 25-year-old was handed a nine-month driving ban and hit with a £82,000 fine at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to two offences.
Grealish smashed into three parked vehicles in Solihull on the 29th of March before getting into trouble on the 18th of October after travelling at speeds of up to 98mph on a 70mph limit motorway of the M42.
He smelt of alcohol and was slurring his words and unsteady on his feet after the crash in March, it is claimed.
His barrister blamed the crash on the “inappropriate footwear” that Grealish chosen to wear before then trying to move his car before 9am to stop it getting clamped. Read more on that HERE.