Arsenal players caught breaking lockdown rules amidst the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed the world and forced it come to a standstill.
The premier league and various other sporting events have been called off or suspended on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Football leagues across Europe are monitoring the situation carefully and assessing when they can bring the game back.
To do so however, would require the civilians following the rules enforced by the government in order to keep the pandemic in check. However, it has emerged that several Arsenal players were recorded violating the safety guidelines.
Arsenal players caught breaking lockdown rules
According to The Sun, David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka were found to have been floating the lockdown guidance.
Pepe was filmed playing on an Astroturf pitch in Colingdale’s Graham Park on April 15 before police got involved following complaints. Xhaka and Luiz were filmed playing football at a park in Southgate while Lacazette was photographed talking to a car valeter on his driveway.
Sky Sports have confirmed that the club have contacted the players and spoken to them.
The Arsenal quartet however, are not the only footballers to have broken the government guidelines. Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Kyle Walker have all been caught violating the rules themselves.
Tottenham duo, Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko recently issued an apology after posting videos of themselves training together on Instagram. Their controversial manager Jose Mourinho also found a way to make headlines when he was pictured holding a one-on-one training session in north London with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
The Portuguese was forced into admitting he made a mistake and to apolgoise for his action, which he said, “were not in line with government protocol”.
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