England defender Michael Keane breaks £10,000 camera
Michael Keane accidentally launched a medicine ball into a pack of photographers during England training on Wednesday, breaking £10,000-worth of equipment.
The Everton centre back was taking part in a training session with Gareth Southgate’s squad on Wednesday afternoon when he sent the ball into the air beside a group of photographers on the side of the park.
It hit one of the photographers, Oli Greenwood from AFP, dislodging his camera and smashing his lens worth £10,000.
The England players were working with medicine balls on Wednesday during training
However one of the medicine balls clears the boundary fence, hitting a photographer
The Everton defender Michael Keane went over to apologise to cameraman Oli Greenwood
Inspecting the damage done to his camera at Tottenham’s training ground after it was hit
Marcus Rashford holds his head in his hands in disbelief after the accident
Keane was extremely apologetic, and understandably sheepish after the episode, while Marcus Rashford held his head in his hands in disbelief.
The FA were quick to help the cameraman too, insisting they would foot the bill for the broken equipment.
The accident took place during the opening stages of the training session at Tottenham’s Enfield base.
One witness told Sportsmail: ‘The balls were flying around and as Michael threw his high, he realised it was going too far. He shouted, ‘Heads, heads, heads’. It smashed into the equipment. The guy seemed shocked.
‘Michael came straight over. It was an unfortunate accident. It was good of him to seek out the photographer to make sure he was OK.’
The collision sent the lens of the camera flying to ground, smashing the £10,000 equipment
Keane continues to apologise to Greenwood, and also sought out the photographer later on
The England players, including captain Harry Kane, got back to their medicine ball exercise
The group had been preparing for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Thursday, where a win at Wembley would guarantee their place at Russia 2018.
England need just two points from their final two matches, with a trip to Lithuania still to come on Sunday.
Keane sought out Greenwood once again after the session at Tottenham’s training ground had come to a close.
England fans will be hoping he will be a little less careless in possession of the ball on Thursday evening at Wembley.