Walker escapes punishment for using legal high

Frank Dalleres
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ENGLAND chiefs have decided that Tottenham defender Kyle Walker will not face punishment for being photographed taking a legal high.

The Football Association said Walker’s use of nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas – did not contravene England’s player code of conduct.

Walker, who is set to play in tonight’s match against Ukraine, has apologized, saying: “Now I know the health risks, it was poor judgement on my part.”

The FA recognised the right-back’s contrition and said he had discussed the matter with manager Roy Hodgson.

“Kyle has accepted his mistake,” said an FA statement. “He has assured us it won’t happen again.”