Soccer-No laughing matter but Walker escapes FA punishment (Reuters)

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The English FA will not take any action against defender Kyle Walker who has apologised for inhaling nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas”, on a night out in Sheffield during the close season. The 23-year-old Tottenham Hotspur defender, who is with the England squad preparing for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in Kiev, apologised after a photograph of him inhaling the gas from a balloon was published on Sunday. Nitrous oxide is not illegal but it can lead to medical problems and Walker admitted he had made a poor judgement. …

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