Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended midfielder James Maddison.

Maddison, 23, has been filmed drinking alcohol and partying in Dubai whilst on midseason break.

But Rodgers says he sees nothing wrong with the incident, claiming Maddison was ‘stitched’ up.

“It’s unfortunate,” Rodgers told a press conference. “We’re supposedly in this world where everyone ‘cares’. Rubbish – the first thing they do is try to stitch you up.

“It’s contradictory, it’s unbelievable. So there’s something framed around him which, OK, he’ll have to live with but that’s someone else’s narrative.

“This is a 23-year-old boy who is single, he’s been given a week free. We try to educate them in many ways, but this is something I’m not too bothered about.”

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