Aston Villa star embroiled in hippy crack storm after Ipswich clash - report

By Joe Nelson

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish has been involved in another ‘hippy crack’ fiasco, according to a report.

The Mail Online claim that the 20-year-old midfielder infuriated guests at a Birmingham hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning following his club’s 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town on Saturday.

The Mail quote a source who states that Grealish and his friends woke up alarmed hotel residents with a loud party in the player’s room, in which they used balloons containing nitrous oxide.

The substance is commonly known as hippy crack or laughing gas due to the relaxed feeling people who inhale it can sometimes feel.

The gas is not illegal to possess, but is not deemed safe to use. The effects of the gas can vary, from feeling light headed or dizzy, all the way to unconsciousness or death from lack of oxygen.

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This is not the first time that Grealish has been accused of using the substance. In 2015 sources close to the winger had to apologise to manager Tim Sherwood, as he was pictured at a party where there was use of balloons.

Some guests of the hotel are now seeking refunds as the report states the noise prevented them from sleeping.

One source is quoted as saying by Mail Online: “The noise was incredible. There were huge numbers of people inside the room and it was lawless. The other guests has no chance of getting any sleep.”

Grealish has never been far from controversy during his short career, and was pictured in June 2015 drunk and sprawled out on a road while on holiday in Tenerife.

A spokesman for Aston Villa said: “The club are aware of allegations regarding an incident at the weekend which we are investigating internally.”

In more Villa news, this midfielder has signed with the club after agreeing terms.