Hugo Lloris may be a respected figure in the Tottenham dressing room, but his recent actions could lose him the Tottenham captaincy he worked hard to get. The French goalkeeper had been charged with drink-driving before the weekend, which has landed him in trouble with the law and his employers.
The World Cup winner got into trouble with law enforcement in the early hours of Friday after meeting countrymen Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud at a club restaurant. The goalkeeper failed a breathalyzer test after being pulled over, which resulted in his arrest and charge.
The 31-year-old is believed to have spent seven hours in police custody before being released on bail. He is now due to appear in court next month.
Lloris has since issued a public apology, asking for forgiveness for his "completely unacceptable" behavior. However, Tottenham is nonetheless upset with the player and is contemplating repercussions.
A fine worth two weeks of wages is an obvious punishment, but the possibility of stripping him of the skipper's armband has emerged, according to the Daily Mail. The custodian will sit down with Mauricio Pochettino to discuss the matter and plead his case.
The north London club will leave the final decision to the manager. Should Lloris lose the captaincy, fan-favorite Harry Kane will likely succeed him.
As for their upcoming clash with Man United, the Frenchman is in contention to feature. He missed Friday's training session but should be in the squad for Monday's trip to Old Trafford.