Manchester City star Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown conditions by hosting a “sex party.”
The 29-year-old England defender was advised to stay at home and has apologised after the Sun newspaper reported that he invited two call girls to his flat last week.
Making matters worse, Walker urged the public to follow government guidelines on social distancing via a social media post on the same week.
“I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” Walker said in a statement.
“There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.”
A club statement said: “Our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS (National Health Service) and other key workers in fighting the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts.
“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.”
English Premier League stars have come under fire for the way they’ve responded to government restrictions, with Walker the second player caught disobeying guidelines.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish went to a party last weekend, with someone taking a snap of the star next to a road in slippers, just hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media.
Grealish apologised and was fined and disciplined by Villa.