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Derby County CANCEL their Christmas party after last boozy team-bonding exercise ended with drink-drivers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett crashing into each other and injured captain Richard Keogh being sacked

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Published: 14:29 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 14:29 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Christmas has been cancelled at Derby County, with the annual bash scrapped by the club in light of their last infamous boozy team-bonding exercise.

According to The Athletic, the club have halted the idea of any festive fun following the disastrous scenes involving some of the squad back in September.

That incident saw club captain Richard Keogh suffer career-threatening injuries and sacked following a brutal car crash; while Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett were fined, banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid for their part.

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu, his squad and staff have cancelled their Christmas party

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu, his squad and staff have cancelled their Christmas party

Their last boozy team-bonding exercise resulted in the sacking of ex-captain Richard Keogh

Their last boozy team-bonding exercise resulted in the sacking of ex-captain Richard Keogh

And The Athletic claim that Derby held a meeting where 'common sense' prevailed among manager Phillip Cocu, the squad and staff to cancel this year's party. 

A source told the publication that if they decided to have a party then 'heads would have to roll'. 

Instead the squad will join club staff for a Christmas lunch

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