Spurs investigating Aurier for lockdown breach - report

Spurs investigating Aurier for lockdown breach - report

Tottenham Hotspur are investigating Serge Aurier for a breach of social distancing rules after the defender posted a picture of himself with his barber on social media, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Tottenham Hotspur players and staff arrive at training following the outbreak of the coronavirus di
Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier leaves the Tottenham Hotspur training centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

REUTERS: Tottenham Hotspur are investigating Serge Aurier for a breach of social distancing rules after the defender posted a picture of himself with his barber on social media, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast international Aurier, 27, put a photo of his hairdo on Instagram.

People from different households have been barred from socialising due to the coronavirus pandemic since the British government imposed lockdown measures on March 23, closing businesses including hairdressers.

"We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately," the BBC reported Spurs as saying in a statement.

Aurier, who had previously apologised after posting videos of himself and team mate Moussa Sissoko doing shuttle runs together during the lockdown, defended his behaviour.

"My hairdresser is negative and me too, so stop talking in a vacuum. Put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training centre - it's part of the rules too," he wrote.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

Source: Reuters

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