One-time England international Jake Livermore will not play for Hull City again this season after testing positive for cocaine.
According to The Telegraph, the 25-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder failed a random drugs test in the wake of last month’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The national newspaper report that Hull are likely to release a statement on Liverpool later today.
In the meantime, fans have had plenty to say on Twitter. The best of the reaction can be read below…
Livermore will be missed by Hull, who face Spurs and Manchester United in their final two games, needing to win at least one of them to stay in the Premier League.
Jake Livermore testing positive for cocaine is going to be a massive blow to Hull’s survival hopes. Right? Blow?.. Lads?
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore’s tested positive for Harry Kane
— Döm (@dom_hodgson) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore is having a party…
— Match of the Dave (@MatchoftheDave) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore has tested positive for Cocaine use. One way of coping with possible relegation, I guess.
— Benjamin Wills (@BenjaminWillsSJ) May 15, 2015
Phil Brown and Jake Livermore clearly went out on a massive crack bender last night….
— Rob Oldfield (@ROldfieldDesign) May 15, 2015
What’s the big deal about Jake Livermore testing positive for cocaine? It’s the booze that’ll hurt your livermore
— what’s wi face? (@stunightingale) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore tested positive for coke. Whilst his boss Steve Bruce has been caught with 37 steak bakes and 19 sausage rolls in his system.
— Steven Carter (@StevenCarter89) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore getting ready for crunch game away to Spurs. pic.twitter.com/6sd5rP3a2K
— David McDonnell (@JoeyFritzlJr) May 15, 2015
Jake Livermore have a hand in the new kit – he loves them lines!
— Gavalah (@Gavalah_Coles) May 15, 2015
As if playing for Hull isn’t bad enough, now Jake Livermore has now been caught trying to soften the blow. #hcafc
— Ian (@SuperPosh7) May 15, 2015