Manchester City defender Kyle Walker faces disciplinary action from his club after reportedly breaking lockdown rules by hosting a party involving two sex workers.
Walker since has apologised and urged people to stay home, stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, City said the England defender’s actions had directly contravened his responsibility as a role model.
“Manchester City FC are aware of a story in a tabloid newspaper regarding the private life of Kyle Walker in relation to a breach of the UK lockdown and social distancing rules. Footballers are global role models, and our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus in any way we can” read the statement.
“We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure in the coming days.”
The 29-year-old is the second high-profile Premier League player to express his regret for breaking government guidelines on social distancing.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish apologised after being pictured at the scene of a car accident, hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media.
By Ofhani Munyai