Chris Smalling's Holidays Sound Absolutely Shite

Chris Smalling's Holidays Sound Absolutely Shite
By John Balfe Updated

It's fair to say that Chris Smalling hasn't had the best couple of weeks of his life.

After England's exit from the Euros, something The Sun is still taking particularly badly by the way, the Manchester United defender jetted off to Bali. Nothing like a little rest and relaxation to take your mind off what was one of the most embarrassing sporting failures in your country's history, right?

Well, perhaps not. Smalling has been reportedly "rushed to hospital" on the Indonesian island after suffering a head injury which, according to initial speculation, was the result of a surfing accident brought on by the sting of a jellyfish, presumably profoundly upset at England's limp performances in France.

Since those initial reports however, Manchester United have moved to clarify the situation by saying that Smalling fainted after coming down with food poisoning.

A club statement reads:

Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.

The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine.

Smalling is currently on vacation following his time with England at Euro 2016 before reporting back for pre-season training later this month.

Whatever the reason, Smalling does have this nice holiday snap to remember the occasion by.

Fair play to the man for signing an autograph while on a drip and with his head heavily bandaged though we can't be sure if this wasn't an elaborate scam to have Smalling sign a contract for a local Indonesian club. Still though, probably better than playing for David Moyes.

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