It seems like you can take Ravel Morrison off the streets, but you can’t take the streets out of him.
The young midfielder has recently been garnering praises at West Ham United, where he is said to have outgrown the bad attitude and immaturity that saw him fail at Manchester United.
But on Tuesday night he was once again the picture of a talented but troubled young man.
Playing for England U21 against Lithuania U21, Morrison scored a brace in a sparkling display that ended 5-0 in England’s favour.
However, he soured his good performance by engaging in an on-field spat with his team-mate, Wilfried Zaha.
They could have played together had Morrison remained at United, where Zaha now plies his trade.
But they had to be pulled apart by team-mate Nathan Redmond, after Morrison sparked a bout of handbags by lashing out at Zaha.
The pair pushed and shoved one another until Redmond intervened, but the bad vibes between then continued for the remainder of the game.
After the match Morrison simply acted as if nothing had happened.
Refusing to comment on his row with Zaha, the Guardian claims he told West Ham TV: "I'm very happy with the performance on my second game for the U21s.
"I've found it great being part of the squad, I've come in and the lads have treated me well and I've got on with everyone really well so it's been good."