Footballers keep scoring coronavirus own goals…
Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden are not the first players to break strict Covid-19 protocols. And, sadly, they are unlikely to be the last. Here, we look at some of the other footballers to have made the headlines in recent months.
The Aberdeen Eight
Bruce Anderson, Craig Bryson,S am Cos grove, Michael Dev lin, Jonny Hayes, Matt y Kennedy, Dy la nMcGeouc hand Scott Mckenna all visited a busy bar on the night of Aberdeen’s 1- 0 defeat by Rangers in their Premier ship opener last month. Two of them tested positive for Covid-19. The eight were all reprimanded and fined by the club, before receiving suspended three-game bans from the Scottish FA. In addition, the Dons saw three of their matches postponed.
Boli Bolingoli (right)
The Celtic full-back travelled to Spain without telling his club, failed to isolate on his return and then played at Kilmarnock after coming on as a substitute. He was given a three-game ban for his quarantine breach, with a further two-match penalty suspended until 28 February.
Police were called to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars, with pictures emerging online of the Aston Villa midfielder in slip - pers and a bright blue hoodie. Grealish later said he was “deeply embarrassed” after he “stupidly agreed” to go to a friend’s house–less than a day after launching a video appeal for people to stay at home during the lockdown.
The Manchester City and England full-back said sorry after it was widely reported he held a party a this home, with the threat of disciplinary action following as his club promised an“internal disciplinary procedure”. Like Grealish, he had earlier urged the public to follow the Government advice.
Some of the London club’ s players were spotted flouting social distancing rules as Jose Mourinho was seen working in a Barnet park with Tanguy Ndombele, while Dav in son Sanchez and Ryan S es segn on were also caught by a social media user running side by side around the same park.
Manchester United reminded Rojo of his responsibilities after the defender was filmed appearing to flout Argentina’ s lockdown rules. The 30 -year- old, on loan at Estudiantes, was seen playing cards and smoking with friends in his homeland.