Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly investigating Serge Aurier for a breach of social distancing rules after the defender posted a picture of himself with his barber on social media.
Ivory Coast international Aurier, 27, put a photo of his hairdo on Instagram.
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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 teammate 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,” he wrote.
“Put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training centre - it's part of the rules too.”
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Aurier is reportedly facing a fine of £140,000 ($260,000) from the club after he already violated social distancing guidelines twice.
“It is Aurier’s third transgression of the lockdown,” The Guardian reported on Thursday.
”On the first occasion he was pictured on Instagram jogging alongside a friend and then he uploaded another video to his Instagram story of him training alongside his Spurs teammate.”
Needless to say, fans are fuming about Aurier’s behaviour.
Serge Aurier now had more lockdown breaches (3) than clean sheets (2) this year.@premierleague need to start dishing out 1 month bans for lockdown breaches. Troy Deeney saying he fears for his family if he is going to training... That's because there's so many idiots like this.— WT (@wdt17) May 21, 2020
Serge Aurier your a disgrace to Tottenham Hotspur football club for breaking social distancing for the 3 time what are you playing at, don’t you think about the fans who are paying a lot money to watch you, that’s how behaving, what if that person had covid 19,— EBELE UMEWENI (@EUmeweni) May 20, 2020
Somebody please remove Serge Aurier from the club please what an absolute disgrace, as if he wasn't already. The man has just broke the rules for the 3rd time ffs #thfc— Takerluke #LevyOut (@Takerluke) May 20, 2020
His career has been full of troublesome behaviour.
The former PSG defender was convicted of assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub in 2016, suspended three Champions League matches for calling a referee a “dirty son of a b*tch” on Twitter, and has endured other incidents.
Tottenham began non-contact, socially distanced training on Wednesday.
As long as Aurier continues to test negative for coronavirus he’ll be allowed to train with the team.
With Yahoo Sports Staff