Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker is in the soup after he was busted for hosting a party, in the process violating the government imposed lockdown meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The English national team player now faces a potentially huge fine from club bosses for ignoring health and social distancing guidelines.
British tabloids, including The Sun, have reported that Walker and a friend paid £2,200 for Louise McNamara and a 24-year-old Brazilian woman to visit his home last Tuesday.
It was reported the ‘escorts’ only left on Wednesday. The matter was exposed after one of the sex workers secretly took photographs of the soccer player which were later leaked to the press.
Man City spokesperson highlighted that investigation are currently underway.
‘Manchester City 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 COVID-19, 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 a statement sent to CNN by Walker’s agency, the England full-back apologized for breaking the quarantine rules by inviting the girls over.
‘I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week which have resulted in a story today about my private life in a tabloid newspaper.
‘I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. As such, I want to apologize to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,’ he added.
‘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.
‘My actions in this matter are in direct contrast to what I should have been doing regarding the lockdown. And I want to reiterate the message: Stay home, stay safe.”
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