Aurier and Sissoko apologise for breaking social-distancing rules


Tottenham Hotspur players Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko have apologised after becoming the latest players to flout UK government guidelines on social distancing.

Aurier, who was wearing a mask, has now deleted videos on his Instagram story which showed him running shuttles and sitting next to Sissoko on Tuesday.

The duo have said they will be donating to the NHS to show support for those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pair said in a joint statement: “We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.

“We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here. We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic,” read the statement.

The latest misconduct comes barely a fortnight after Spurs hit the headlines after coach Jose Mourinho was pictured holding a one-on-one training session in north London with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

Mourinho was forced to admit his mistake, saying his “actions were not in line with government protocol”.

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