Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has promised to ‘support’ Jason Cummings after the forward was caught on camera appearing to smash up his own flat.
A shocking video emerged over the weekend showing Cummings, a Scotland international, throwing various items around his room, including launching both a chair and a television at the window.
The footage, which appears to be taken from Snapchat, was captioned: ‘Smashing up his own gaff’.
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony branded Cummings ‘daft’ when reacting to the video on social media, while also revealing the 23-year-old has been ‘dealt with in-house’.
Cummings, who has already netted six times this season and was named League One’s player of the month for August, is reported to have spent Sunday with manager Steve Evans at a local sports event.
And Evans joined talkSPORT to make it clear Cummings will be punished internally, but also ensured the forward will be offered all the support he needs to get through a ‘difficult’ period in his life.
“We know the bigger picture as we are inside the football club,” Evans said. “The kid has just gone through a difficult splitting up from a partner, and everyone then goes and has a couple of beers when you shouldn’t do and gets emotionally upset.
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“And sometimes you do things you regret.
“Having been with Jason and spoken to him, that is no doubt the situation here.
“He’ll get internally disciplined of course, but at the same time he’s got all our support and love for a difficult situation at this time in his life.
“As a football club led by our chairman we’ve made it clear to Jason last night and this morning that we are here to support him.
“We expect a better code of conduct and better discipline, but we are still here to support our personnel, our staff and our players when difficult times arrive.
“We’re flying high at the top of the league so it’s good times for us, but we’d be supporting him if we were bottom of the league – that’s our job.”