By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Ivorian international defender Serge Aurier and French international midfielder Moussa Sissoko have breached government guidelines in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 by training together.
The Tottenham players were seen training together in a video posted on Serge Aurier’s Instagram account.
On the video, which has now been deleted, Aurier was seen sitting next to Sissoko, thereby disrespecting social distancing regulations.
The players have apologized for disrespecting the government’s advice and have promised to make a donation to National Health Service [NHS] workers.
“We recognize 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 apologize for not setting the right example here,” the players said in a joint statement.
“We must all respect the government advice to minimize the number of lives lost during this pandemic.
“We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support to their efforts.”
It’s the second time in just over two weeks that Tottenham’s employees have been found wanting in respecting the government orders.
Spurs Manager Jose Mourinho was seen holding a one-on-one training session with French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
The Tottenham Manager accepted and apologized for the mistake.
Colombian defender Davidson Sanchez and English winger Ryan Sessegnon were also pictured running side-by-side, while Serge Aurier again posted a video of himself running with a friend.
The government order clearly states that one can only exercise outdoors on their own or with members from their household.
A spokesman from Tottenham has promised talking to both Aurier and Sissoko, but apparently the entire club has to revisit how they have been handling the crisis, as they definitely should do better to make sure their players remain fit and safe.
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