Sacking footballers for off-pitch activity

Mishcon de Reya's Dami Ewedemi on what clubs can do when players conduct themselves unacceptably away from the pitch


Top level footballers are often public figures who capture the hearts and minds of a nation, which is perhaps why it can be so disappointing when the way they behave in their personal lives falls short of their performance on the pitch.


Both Mason Greenwood of Manchester United FC and Kurt Zouma of West Ham United FC have been in the news recently for their behaviour off the pitch, with various commentators asking why their respective clubs have not immediately cut ties and dropped them from the squad.


What can football clubs do, from an employment law perspective, when their players conduct themselves unacceptably away from the football pitch?


To read the full article, by Mishcon de Reya associate Dami Ewedemi, click here