Port Vale players are under police investigation after urinating in a park in a pre-season training session.
The unnamed players were caught relieving themselves by a park warden at Hanley Central Forest Park.
The warden, who also claimed he was verbally abused by Vale players, complained to Stoke-on-Trent City Council, which called in Staffordshire Police.
City councillor Andy Platt told The Sentinel newspaper: “We are aware of an incident involving Port Vale Football Club’s use of Central Forest Park last Wednesday.
“This matter is being looked into by Staffordshire Police, and we are helping the police with their inquiries.
“No-one has been prevented from using the park as a result of the incident.”
Urinating in a public place can be punishable with on on-the-spot fine of up to £80.
Supporters’ club chairman Pete Williams said: “If the players have to go then they have to go.
“The manager needs to have a quiet word because they shouldn’t have done it but I don’t think it needs to go any further than that.
“It is very embarrassing, but with the new season coming up there are more important things to concentrate on.”