Tottenham’s club captain Hugo Lloris was arrested and charged with drink driving in the early hours of last Friday morning, and Spurs fans on Twitter were hoping that he would be stripped of the captaincy after failing to set an example.
Spurs travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Monday evening having won both of their two games so far against Newcastle and newly promoted Fulham.
Lloris has apologised publicly for his arrest and The Guardian reported that the club would deal with the extremely serious matter internally.
The 31-year-old shot stopper captained his country to World Cup success this summer in Russia and would have been hoping that Mauricio Pochettino’s side could progress from their third place finish last season, although he may now have put his place in the starting line up at risk with his behaviour.
Tottenham fans on Twitter were undoubtedly disappointed with Lloris and called for him to be stripped of the club captaincy, although most wanted him to keep his place in the side against United. Jan Vertonghen and Harry Kane would be the most likely candidates for the captaincy if it was taken from Lloris.
Check out some of the best tweets from Spurs fans below.
Cannot condone Lloris’s actions, I hope he plays on Monday night. I can however see the club stripping him of his Captain duties. Kane or Vertonghen would be my choice to replace him. #THFC
— CarlTHFC (@CarlAvo10) August 26, 2018
Lloris is an image of Spurs as a captain and the club better take necessary actions. https://t.co/br7ok91Wxl
— Devansh (@DevanshTHFC) August 24, 2018
So disappointed with Hugo Lloris… surely he can’t remain our club Captain #thfc
— Meir (@meir17s) August 24, 2018
— graham kinns (@kinnsyg) August 24, 2018
As Spurs fan I really hope Pochettino strips the captaincy for Lloris and gives it to Jan or Harry. Cannot be a club captain in this day and age, earning those obscene amounts of money and get arrested for drink driving. #rolemodel #stupidity #COYS #THFC
— Jack Goodman (@jgoodman23) August 25, 2018
Drink driving ruins lives, I would not expect this from our club captain. He must play on Monday but his captaincy should be stripped with immediate effect. An ample punishment in my eyes. #Lloris #COYS #THFC
— JÆ. (@JaeDavies23) August 24, 2018
I don't mind Lloris still starting, just don't think he should be captain
— devlin (@thfcdev) August 24, 2018