'Irresponsible': Uproar after $40 million star blatantly breaks self-isolation

Chelsea young gun Mason Mount will face some questions from manager Frank Lampard after he was caught out of self-isolation playing football with friend and West Ham player Declan Rice.

The $40 million star was in isolation after Blues players and staff were ordered to self-isolate for 14 days after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for Covid-19 on March 12.

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However, Mount was pictured playing football at Trent Park Football Centre in Barnet on Sunday along with West Ham midfielder Rice – a childhood friend of Mount’s.

Chelsea’s players had been told to avoid public spaces and meeting with friends, as advised by health authorities.

Mason Mount was caught out of self-isolation. (Getty Images)

Current guidelines from the UK Government state that anyone displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, however mild, should remain at home for seven days from when the symptoms began.

Not all fans were impressed with Mount’s actions since he is a role model for many children.

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Rice was not subject to self-isolation precautions as there have been no reported cases of players or staff having tested positive for coronavirus at West Ham.

Hudson-Odoi, 19, was the first Premier League footballer to test positive for coronavirus, and revealed on Friday that he was feeling well after recovering from his symptoms.

“Hi guys, as you may be aware I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I've recovered from,” he said in a video on social media.

All elite soccer matches in England, including the Premier League, have been suspended until April 4 due to the pandemic.

The English Football League, which oversees all professional tiers of English soccer below the top-flight, had announced the suspension of all football activity earlier in the day.

The Football Association said the professional game in England would be postponed until April 3 at the earliest.

England's upcoming friendly internationals against Italy and Denmark at Wembley on March 27 and 31, respectively, will not take place, the FA said in a statement.

Meanwhile, all matches in UEFA competitions, including the Champions League and Europa League, will not take place next week due to the virus, the governing body announced.

With agencies