Leicester discipline players for McDonald’s incident

Date published: August 30 2016

Leicester have disciplined players internally who were involved in an incident with Italian military police after a pre-season game against Treviso.

Coach Richard Cockerill has admitted the incident has made the club "look a bit silly". A few players were involved in the incident at a McDonald's after Leicester's 33-10 win over Treviso on August 19.

Military police were called to by McDonald's staff after a Leicester player allegedly took food without paying after becoming impatient waiting in a queue.

Cockerill said the matter was dealt with internally and that the players involved were disciplined.

"The players involved have been dealt with, it is disappointing for obvious reasons," said Cockerill according to Sky Sports, refusing to name any players involved.

"I would much prefer it not to happen. As the reports say, there was a player who took a cookie from a jar and that was paid for by the time the police arrived.

"It all died down. It was something of nothing but the players involved have been dealt with by myself and that's the end of the matter."