West Ham’s Tottenham stars Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela and Manuel Lanzini broke the government’s Covid-19 rules by spending Christmas together.
A photo believed to have been posted on Instagram by a friend of the soccer player shows the four players in a house with 11 other adults, two children and a baby.
Under government guidelines set on December 19, those living in Tier 4 areas like London were not allowed to mingle with anyone outside their own household at Christmas.
West Ham’s Tottenham stars Sergio Reguilon, Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Manuel Lanzini are believed to have broken Covid-19 rules by spending Christmas together
Up to three households across the country were only allowed to meet on Christmas Day.
Tottenham have heavily sentenced their players for breaking the rules.
A statement said: “We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this picture of some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas, especially as we know the sacrifices that everyone across the country has made to be in Stay safe.
‘The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all of our players and staff of the latest protocols and their responsibility to set an example. The matter will be dealt with internally. ‘
West Ham said they were “disappointed” to learn of Lanzini’s actions.
Lanzini posted a picture of himself and his family in the same house on Christmas Day
In their statement, it says: “The club has set the highest possible standards in its protocols and actions related to COVID-19. We are therefore disappointed to have heard of Manuel Lanzini’s measures. The matter was handled internally and Manuel was strongly reminded of his responsibilities.
Instructions – To keep abreast of the increasing cases of Covid-19 across the country, the club has continued to clean Rush Green thoroughly as part of our strict measures in place since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Manuel Lanzini has returned a negative test since the photo was taken. Only one player (Ryan Fredericks) is currently isolating according to government and public health guidelines the manager confirmed in Everton last night.”
Those living in Tier 4 areas are required to stay at home, barring limited legal exceptions that include work and education. People are not allowed to meet others indoors unless you live with them or they are part of your bubble of support.
The meeting is believed to have taken place at Lo Celso’s house with replicas of the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue trophies won during his time in Paris Saint-Germain pictured in the background.
It’s not clear where Lo Celso’s house is. An Instagram post in the same house on New Year’s Eve marked its location as “London”.
Lanzini posted a picture of himself and his family in the same house on Christmas Day with the headline: “Feliz Navidad”.
Lamela, Lo Celso and Lanzini are international team-mates for Argentina, while Spain international Reguilon joined Spurs from Real Madrid in the summer.
Both Reguilon (left) and Lamela (right) played in Tottenham’s draw with the Wolves, while Lo Celso was out due to injury
In another Instagram post on New Year’s Eve, Lo Celso marked his location as London