Club block players from using Wifi
Southampton Blocks Wi-Fi to Prevent Players From Gaming
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has blocked the wi-fi at team hotels to prevent his squad from playing “addictive” video games.
Hasenhuttl, who faced similar problems at former club RB Leipzig, compared it to alcohol and drug addiction.
“It’s something you get addicted to and that means we have to protect the players,” the 51-year-old said.
On Thursday, an anonymous English footballer admitted lengthy gaming sessions threatened to ruin his career.
The Sun revealed the unknown EFL player would play popular video game Fortnite for up to 13 hours a day.
“It’s something you have to force actively against and I will do this,” said Hasenhuttl, whose side travel to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.