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France’s World Cup winning captain charged with drunk-driving

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris

LONDON AFP: France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has apologised for his “unacceptable” behaviour after the Tottenham keeper was charged with drink-driving on Friday.

Just weeks after playing a key role in France’s World Cup glory, Lloris’s reputation has been tarnished by his late-night antics.

Lloris was pulled over in a routine stop at 2:20 am (0120 GMT) in Gloucester Place, central London.

The 31-year-old was reported to have failed a roadside breathalyser test and has been released on bail to appear at Westminster magistrates’ court next month.

“I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters,” Lloris said in a statement.

“Drink-driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”

After spending seven hours in a cell, Lloris, a married father of two, returned home on foot and refused to answer questions from reporters. 

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