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Tottenham duo break silence after breaking Covid-19 protocol to celebrate christmas

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Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso apologize for breaking Covid-19 regulations to celebrate Christmas

A report by football.london mentions that Tottenham Hotspur duo Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have issued an apology after breaking Covid-19 protocol during the festive season.

Lamela and Lo Celso, along with new signing Sergio Reguilon, gathered on Christmas to celebrate with their families.

The government has placed London in tier 4. This means that the players broke the protocol to meet and celebrate the festival together.

The news of this incident broke on Saturday morning ahead of the Lilywhites’ 3-0 win over Leeds United. Since then, the club has issued a statement which promises that the matter would be dealt ‘internally’.

Erik Lamela one of the 3 Tottenham Hotspur players to break Covid-19 rules.
Erik Lamela was one of the three Spurs players to break Covid-19 protocol.

Facing the consequences

Reguilon did not make the starting XI against Leeds United. On the other hand, Jose Mourinho left Lamela out of the matchday squad completely.

Lo Celso is currently recovering through injury. And now, the Argentine duo has released statements to apologize for their actions.

Lamela posted on his Twitter account saying that he regrets his actions and appreciates the effort put it in by the people who are working to keep everyone safe.

“I want to apologise for a decision I made over Christmas which I deeply regret. On reflection I understand the seriousness of my actions and the impact it has on others.”

Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela of Tottenham broke Cvodi-19 protocol.
Giovani Lo Celso is currently recovering from an injury. (GETTY Images)

Lo Celso made a similar statement which also expressed his regret. Moreover, the former PSG midfielder said that the frustration towards him is “justified”.

“I want to apologise to everyone… the frustration you have expressed towards me is justified.”

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The trio, joined by West Ham United’s Manuel Lanzini, has received a lot of flak over this issue. It is good to see the players acknowledging their mistake to set a good example for the millions of people who follow the club.

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