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PHOTOS: At it again, Jack Wilshere pictured smoking cigarettes in Vegas

Jul 15, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

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Okay, smoking cigarettes is far from the worst thing you can do as a human being.

If you’re a Premier League star and the face of Arsenal Football Club and an England international, it probably isn’t a good idea though.

Especially if you are caught doing it for the second time in public over the last 12 months. Oh, Jack.

[ RELATED: Wilshere caught smoking ]

Wilshere was disciplined by Arsenal internally after being pictured smoking a cig in London back in October 2013, and now Wilshere has risked upsetting Gunners boss Arsene Wenger once again.

On Tuesday pictures emerged of Wilshere smoking in Las Vegas, as he parties with fellow England internationals Joe Hart and James Milner at the MGM Hotel. In these pictures published by the Daily Mail, Wilshere can be seen puffing on a cigarette and a small cigar as he lounges in the pool and has drinks poured into his mouth by other revelers. Look at the Tweet below to see Wilshere puffing on a cigar, Hart sharing a drink with him (from his mouth to Wilshere’s) and more.

Should this be a big deal? No. Is it? Yes.

Huge pressure is placed on the the 22-year-old’s shoulders all season long, but should his two week vacation be all over the tabloids as he switches off and relaxes after England’s World Cup failure?

Many in England believe pictures of Wilshere smoking and having a good time mean he doesn’t take his job as a top-class athlete seriously. Especially after England’s failure in Brazil this summer, many fans of the Three Lions would suggest Wilshere should have returned to training early instead of living it up in Vegas. Ask yourself this. If say, Andrea Pirlo was pictured smoking a cigarette, would his professionalism be questioned? It seems as though Wilshere is getting a rough deal here.

What do you think about the lastest images of Wilshere lighting up? Take a look below.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jul 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Cigarette smoking is one of the worst things a soccer player can do. The least he could do is party with an e-cig instead.

    Cigars are dangerous in other ways but at least they don’t take away your wind.

  2. thedeadlockvictim - Jul 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Having someone else spit a drink into your mouth… Is that a new thing?

  3. patriotsdefense - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    But on the bright side no one seems to care that he’s making out with his teammate — I mean sharing a drink. Progress!

  4. tarotsujimoto74 - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    More just curious why an athlete in a sport that requires you to be in peak physical shape would want to smoke, but it’s his choice… Unless there’s some sort of stipulation in his contract about it.

  5. patriotsdefense - Jul 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    The one downside to the sport of soccer catching on here in the states is that football players from all around the globe are losing a huge offseason playground that the USA use to offer. What happened to what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas?

    There was once an element of anonymity. Jurgen Kilnsmann has talk about his love of this in the 1990’s and 2000’s. You just get a to be a normal person and enjoy the other qualities of life that being a major sports star isn’t afforded. Going to the store. Vegas pool time. Being 21 and having a puff of tobacco.

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