MK Dons have launched an investigation after midfielder Samir Carruthers was photographed while appearing to urinate into a beer glass at the Cheltenham Festival.
The former Aston Villa academy player is said to have been caught relieving himself on a balcony while surrounded by race goers at the prestigious meet.
The series of images, printed in The Sun, appear to then show a glass of liquid being poured over the railing by another man as Carruthers, 22, wearing a grey flat cap and waistcoat, grins.
A spokesman for the Championship side said that while Carruthers was involved, neither he nor any other MK Dons player threw it over the balcony.
MK Dons said in a statement: “The club is aware of pictures circulating in the national media of one of its players at the Cheltenham Festival. The club has commenced an internal investigation into the matter.”
The four-day festival is one of the highlights of the horse racing season, with Zara Philips among the well-heeled guests at this year’s event.
Tickets to some of the exclusive enclosures can cost more than £700 a day.