Tottenham Hotspur condemned the actions of midfielders Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso and defender Sergio Reguilon after the trio breached COVID-19 protocols to attend a Christmas party.
Pictures on social media confirmed the three Spurs gamers collectively at a party together with West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini.
Spurs gamers Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela and West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini have been all pictured breaking lockdown guidelines over the Xmas interval.
Duncan Castles is now reporting that each Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have examined constructive for COVID. pic.twitter.com/YvZBD8WkQA
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Under the British authorities pointers set on Dec. 19, these residing in Tier four areas reminiscent of London, the place the 2 golf equipment are primarily based, weren’t allowed to combine with others outdoors their very own family over Christmas.
“We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas… ” a Spurs spokesperson stated in an announcement launched to British media.
“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.”
Reguilon was named among the many substitutes for Spurs’ Premier League sport at residence to Leeds United on Saturday, whereas Lamela and the injured Lo Celso have been each ignored of the squad.
West Ham stated they have been dissatisfied by Lanzini’s actions and that the matter was handled internally. The 27-year-old got here off the bench in West Ham’s win at Everton on Friday.
“The Club has set the highest possible standards with its protocols and measures relating to COVID-19 so we are disappointed to learn of Manuel Lanzini’s actions,” a West Ham spokesperson stated.