After footage emerged of the Manchester United forward inhaling nitrous oxide, Mason Greenwood has apologised for his “poor judgement.” Filmed several weeks ago, the footballer was shown inhaling the laughing gas, also known as “hippie crack,” from a balloon.
In a statement issued by MUFC, Greenwood declared: “I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice and accept that even trying it, as shown in these historical pictures, was poor judgement on my part. I strongly urge others not to follow my example.
As an 18-year-old I am learning all the time, however, this week I have also learned that I will be judged to a higher standard because of my career as a footballer and I must respect that in future. I am determined to repay the faith shown in me by my manager and coaches.”
The video of the star inhaling the dangerous substance emerged a week after he was ejected from the England squad alongside Phil Foden. During national team duty in Iceland, Greenwood and Foden broke COVID-19 safety measures by inviting girls to their hotel.
The use of nitrous oxide for its psychoactive properties is banned by the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act.