The Scotsman

Foot­ballers keep scor­ing coron­avirus own goals…

- Sports · Soccer · Scottish Premier League · Premier League (England) · Mason Greenwood · Aberdeen F.C. · Aberdeen · Rangers · The Football Association · Scottish Football Association · Khabarovsk · Celtic F.C. · Spain · Spain national football team · Kilmarnock F.C. · Kilmarnock · Jack Grealish · Aston Villa Football Club · Club Brugge · Aston, West Midlands · Kyle Walker · Manchester City Football Club · Manchester · England national football team · England · Tottenham Hotspur Football Club · Tottenham · London · José Mourinho · Barnet F.C. · Tanguy Ndombele · Manchester United F.C. · Argentina · Argentina national football team · Estudiantes de La Plata · Jonny Hayes · Dickens Heath · Solihull · Marcos Rojo

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.

Jack Gre­al­ish

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.

Kyle Walker

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.

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur

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.

Mar­cos Rojo

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.

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