World Cup hero Hurst backs Harry's booze ban at Spurs
15 May 2009 01:48
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Sir Geoff Hurst has backed Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's plan to introduce an alcohol ban for his squad.
Redknapp announced he would forbid his players drinking alcohol in the wake of Ledley King's arrest at the weekend.
And World Cup winner Hurst believes all footballers should consider the benefits of being teetotal.
"They are professional athletes, they arepaid a lot of money, they have a responsibility and one discipline thatany athlete should have is to keep away from drink and drugs," the West Ham hero told talkSPORT.
"I think a manager like Harry who is in a serious club like Spurs has to introduce these sorts of guidelines.
"I'm more likely to support that than say, 'Let's have a soft line'. Where do you draw the line between one glass of wine, and two, or a bottle or crate?"