4 Premier League gamers from Tottenham and West Ham broke English lockdown legal guidelines by gathering inside a home collectively over Christmas simply after the federal government had tightened coronavirus restrictions in response to a brand new transmissible variant.
Tottenham and West Ham condemned the inter-household mixing by their gamers, which was revealed by a photograph posted on social media.
Tottenham trio Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso had been pictured shut along with West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini and different individuals inside a house.
The restrictions imposed within the London space stop individuals from visiting one other home, aside from somebody in a assist bubble.
“We’re extraordinarily upset and strongly condemn this picture displaying a few of our gamers with household and pals collectively at Christmas notably as we all know the sacrifices all people across the nation made to remain secure over the festive interval,” Tottenham stated in an announcement forward of Saturday’s recreation towards Leeds.
“The principles are clear, there are not any exceptions, and we usually remind all our gamers and employees concerning the newest protocols and their tasks to stick and set an instance. The matter will likely be handled internally,” Tottenham stated.
The controversy comes amid questions on whether or not the Premier League ought to droop the competitors like final season throughout the pandemic.
Three matches have been postponed within the final week, with a COVID-19 outbreak at Fulham liable for its recreation at Tottenham being referred to as off on Wednesday.