Danish stars let off steam with female hotel staff at poolside party as boss slams employees who have gone beyond “the wildest imagination”

DENMARK landed in hot water after hosting a poolside party with a swarm of scantily clad women ahead of a crucial World Cup match.

The Danish federation has opened an investigation after players reportedly clashed with female staff at a hotel in Elsinore last week.


Danish FA are investigating players after alleged scam with hotel staff last weekCredit: AFP

The team were due to travel to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, for last Saturday’s qualifying match.

The Hotel Marienlyst disciplined two waitresses following the reported antics.

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham, Leicester duo Kasper Schmeichel and Jannik Vestergaard, as well as Brentford pair Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen, were all part of the Danish squad.

Hotel manager Michael Lauritsen expressed his anger in a leaked internal email to staff – “disappointing and totally unacceptable” brand events.

He wrote: “Unfortunately there are some employees who have been too friendly with the national team.

“I hadn’t thought this could happen in my wildest imagination.

“I must remind you that we always act in a professional manner and do not socialize with players privately in guest areas or in bedrooms.”

Lauritsen told Danish magazine Se og Hor: “I can confirm that I had to reprimand two staff members who did not follow our personnel policy.

“I still have permanent contact with the Danish federation, and of course we discussed it.

“I was told the women were in one pool while the players were in another, and the two groups came together in one.

“It will not work.”

The Danish players then proved they still have a lot of energy by beating Moldova 4-0.

And Kasper Hjulmand’s side secured their place for Qatar’s finals next year with a 1-0 win over Austria on Tuesday.

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Peter M. Doran