Stoke Metropolis defender Erik Pieters has been fined £70,000 by his membership after it emerged he was at a nightclub on the eve of his facet’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Everton.
Pieters was as a result of begin on the again for the Potters towards Sam Allardyce’s facet, however was dropped after the membership realized he was in a nightclub the night earlier than.
Paul Lambert was reportedly upset the 29-year-old selected to spend the night earlier than a recreation in a Cheshire hotspot, simply 24 hours earlier than an important recreation for his facet.
Stoke misplaced the sport 2-1, to go away them second backside of the Premier League desk.
Pieters was fined two weeks wages, the maximium quantity, after being hauled into the membership’s places of work for talks.
Potters chairman Peter Coates mentioned: “Erik is a really skilled participant so we had been extraordinarily dissatisfied with him for going out earlier than such a giant recreation.
“We expect professionalism from all our players and Erik badly let us down on this occasion.”