–Aftermath of Livermore’s cocaine scandal
Coach of Hull City, Steve Bruce, has suggested that a weekly in-house drugs tests be carried out on the club’s players following revelations about Jake Livermore testing positive for cocaine last week.
With this idea being championed, Super Eagles player Sone Aluko and his team-mates could be subjected to drug tests before or after games.
According to the dailymail.co.uk, Bruce said in-house testing could go a long way in curbing the problem.
“(The testers) have been to our club I think something in the region of 15, 16 times now. It is so high-profile now with the Premier League and rightly so as we are talking about a player who has taken a social drug, which is just ridiculous.
“If they have been to our club 15 times then they have been to every other Premier League club 15 times. And week in, week out, there’s nothing. It’s well run, there are certain things we can probably improve on.
“Could we embark on doing it ourselves every week? That might be a way forward, but I don’t think legally you’d have a cat in hell’s chance of doing that. I don’t think the authorities would allow that.”
Bruce whose team could join Burnley and QPR as the three relegated teams from the EPL, went on to express his disappointment following the development.
“I couldn’t quite believe it. I’m still in a state of shock with it. We go on all sorts of courses as coaches, seminars and all sorts to be a football manager but there are certain things which you haven’t got any experience of dealing with.
“I think I’m within my right to express my huge disappointment, frustration and anger at the whole situation.
“Jake knows that he has let everybody down, and he’s let himself down.