Charlton star Madelene Wright is SACKED after Snapchat videos showed her ‘inhaling balloons at a party and downing champagne at the wheel of her luxury Range Rover’
- Madelene Wright has been sacked by Charlton Athletic after car clips emerged
- The 22-year-old was videoed swigging champagne and inhaling balloons
- The footballer was also caught up in separate driving incident while at Millwall
A Charlton women’s footballer has been sacked after Snapchat videos reportedly showed her inhaling balloons at a party and swigging champagne at the wheel of her luxury Range Rover.
The clips of Madelene Wright, 22, emerged on the social media platform last week, prompting an investigation by the club which today concluded with the news she had been let go.
The star had previously been investigated by her former club Millwall after she filmed a friend holding a dog with its paws on the steering wheel while they were driving along a residential road.
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Another video also appeared to show her inhaling balloons while behind the wheel
One clip showed Wright, who has more than 50,000 social media followers, at a party with friends where a number of people were inhaling from balloons, the Daily Star reported.
A second showed her sipping champagne behind the wheel of her £31,500 modified Range Rover Evoque.
Charlton confirmed today that they have parted company with the player. Her player profile has been removed from the club’s official website.
A spokesman told the Sun: ‘The club were made aware of the video and quickly investigated the incident.
‘As a club we are disappointed with the behaviour which doesn’t represent the standards the team upholds.
‘The player is remorseful and has now left the club.
‘The club would like to make clear that although the behavior is not acceptable, the players welfare remains important to us and she will still have access to the club’s support channels if needed.’
Madelene Wright has been sacked by Charlton Women after videos emerged on social media
Wright was involved in a similar situation at Millwall, where she was investigated for footage filmed in a car
The clips showed the 22-year-old drinking champagne while behind the wheel of her Range Rover (pictured above)
Wright has more than 50,000 followers on her Instagram account, and over 30,000 on Twitter
Wright joined Charlton in January this year after leaving Millwall. The video of her driving with a dog emerged in October 2019.
Joshua Harris, from Brake, a road charity said: ‘Driving and alcohol simply do not mix.
‘When you’re behind the wheel you’re in charge of a potentially lethal weapon which requires full concentration and zero impairment to do so safely.
‘We urge all drivers to never drink any amount of alcohol and drive – and certainly never do both at the same time.’
The English football star made the switch between Millwall and Charlton in January this year
The footballer in an Instagram photo with her £31,500 modified Range Rover Evoque
Charlton Athletic Women have confirmed that the player is no longer at their club