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While enjoying some downtime away from the football pitch, Jack Grealish has subtly hit back at critics who have been slamming his wild antics in Las Vegas.
In a normal football year, Grealish would be with the England squad at the 2022 World Cup right now. However, since it's being played in Qatar this year during the winter season, the Manchester City star has some free time this summer.
Grealish has put that time to very good use by going out on a mega sesh in Las Vegas with his friends, where he was joined by England co-star Declan Rice and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson.
This comes just weeks after he embarked upon a 48 hour-long sesh in Ibiza to celebrate his team’s Premier League victory on 22 May.
The Sun reported that Grealish had been seen 'swaying to the music' in his Vegas hotel pool with a group of friends before 'shuffling bleary-eyed through the hotel lobby' as 'minders helped him along'.
But unsurprisingly, the idea that a young man might go on holiday and enjoy himself has been controversial to some, with the footballer attracting criticism regarding his wild antics.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mirror, former footballer Danny Murphy has said the City star 'has made a rod for his own back' with some of his off-the-pitch antics.
Murphy also encouraged the England forward to 'put himself around better people'.
Grealish has faced criticism for his partying behaviour before, though it's not like many of the footballers before him didn't enjoy drinking cultures or behave in a similar way that wasn't captured on social media.
But this time, the footballer has appeared to hit back at his critics in a subtle way by liking a tweet which hit out at the reporting of him from The Sun, suggesting they should 'leave the lad alone'.
@JackGrealish on a well earned lads holiday after a season of graft. @TheSun publishes an EXCLUSIVE story about him HAVING A BEER on a lads holiday. Slow day at office? Leave the lad alone. @ManCity pic.twitter.com/nO9PPr1hrB— Nidge “) (@PeiLyla90) June 19, 2022
Once he's done with his holiday, Grealish has a big season ahead of him as Man City look set to defend their Premier League title and perhaps finally win the Champions League with the recent addition of striker Erling Haaland.
Grealish joined the club last summer for a transfer fee of about £100 million, netting six goals in his debut season for City.
He might have an even bigger part to play in manager Pep Guardiola's plans next season as the possible sale of Raheem Sterling would open up more opportunities for Grealish in the first team.
He'll also have the World Cup to contend with this winter as England look to improve on their last two tournament performances of a semi-final and a final and go all the way in Qatar.
He has made himself into one of the more impactful players in Gareth Southgate's side, the man England turn to when they need a spark of inspiration to win a game.
Here's hoping Grealish is able to recharge his batteries ahead of an important season for club and country.
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