Four Premier League players from Tottenham and West Ham broke English lockdown legal guidelines by gathering inside a house collectively over (*4*) simply after the federal government had tightened coronavirus restrictions in response to a brand new transmissible variant.
Tottenham and West Ham condemned the inter-family mixing by their players, which was revealed by a photograph posted on social media.
Tottenham trio Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso have been pictured shut collectively with West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini and different individuals inside a house.
The restrictions imposed within the London space forestall individuals from visiting one other house, other than somebody in a assist bubble.
“We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas particularly as we know the sacrifices everybody around the country made to stay safe over the festive period,” Tottenham mentioned in a press release forward of Saturday’s sport towards Leeds.
“The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all our players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibilities to adhere and set an example. The matter will be dealt with internally,” Tottenham mentioned.
The controversy comes amid questions on whether or not the Premier League ought to droop the competitors like final season through the pandemic.
Three matches have been postponed within the final week, with a COVID-19 outbreak at Fulham chargeable for its sport at Tottenham being known as off on Wednesday.