Newcastle United star Callum Wilson recalls moment FA drug testers visited home on random weeknight

Wilson received an unexpected visit from the FA doping team on a random weeknight

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Newcastle United star Callum Wilson remembered a strange night when FA drug testers called at his home.

The striker was speaking on The Footballer's Football Podcast alongside West Ham United forward Michail Antonio when he recalled the unexpecting visitor.

The two were discussing their experience with drug testing after reports emerged that 15 Premier League players had failed drug tests in recent years.

Wilson and Antonio admitted they had never had any problems with taking or passing the tests.

The Newcastle striker told of how the FA doping team can call to test you at any moment.

He recalled a time when playing at Bournemouth.

Wilson said: "You never know when the FA doping are coming in to test you, it could be after a game, at the training ground, when you're away on holiday.

"They come unannounced. I've had them before down south.

Wilson was playing with Bournemouth at the time (Image: Getty Images)Wilson was playing with Bournemouth at the time (Image: Getty Images)
Wilson was playing with Bournemouth at the time (Image: Getty Images)

"I was watching the football on a random Tuesday or Wednesday night, it must have been the Champion's League, the gate's ringing and I'm thinking... who's calling at this time of night? No one calls here at this time of night.

"I've gone to open it: 'Hi Callum, we're here to test you'.

"I'm thinking, are they for real, it's 8:30 at night.

"I said come in, I'm always respectful to them. Sometimes it's an inconvenience but it's their job at the end of the day.

"I invited them in, offered them a cup of tea, they watched the football with me.

"I'd been to the toilet just before so there was no way I was going to pass a urine sample straight away.

"They were sitting there for about an hour minimum watching the football together.

"It was so odd, but that's the kind of situation you get put in as a footballer."