USA striker Alex Morgan was one of three football players kicked out of Walt Disney World in Florida after an argument at a restaurant, police say.
Morgan was part of a group including Orlando City SC players Giles Barnes and Donny Toia who were issued citations by the Orange County sheriff’s department, as was Toia’s wife, Courtney. Barnes is a former England Under-19 midfielder and played in the Premier League for Derby County and West Bromwich Albion.
The group had been partying at a bar in the United Kingdom section of Disney’s Epcot theme park on Sunday when Barnes cut in front of another guest and a verbal altercation ensued, prompting officers to arrive at around 8.30pm, police said.
As the officers escorted Barnes to the front of the park so a trespass warning could be issued, they were summoned back to the bar to assist with Morgan, who was “screaming” and “appeared to be highly impaired” according to a copy of the incident report obtained by the Guardian.
Police then brought Morgan, along with Donny and Courtney Toia, to a conference room where they were briefly detained and issued citations before they were escorted off the property.
Earlier, Morgan had posted a picture to Instagram of her party. The caption appears to suggest that Morgan and her friends was involved in a popular drinking game at Epcot, in which participants have a drink in each of the attraction’s themed zones.
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