Tottenham Hotspurs defender Aurier posted a series of videos on social media of himself and midfielder Sissoko training together doing shuffle runs which were in breach of the government’s social distancing guideline during this Coronavirus outbreak but later deleted those posts.
“We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here,” both Tottenham defender Aurier and midfielder Sissoko said in a joint statement released to the British media.
“We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.”
“We must all respect the government advice to minimize the number of lives lost during this pandemic. We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work… and we shall both be making a donation to show our support.”
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the English Premier League League was suspended last month and the government has asked the public to stay at home and be safe so to minimize the spread of the virus.
As of today, the reported cases of the Coronavirus have crossed over to 2.5 million people infected globally with over 172 900 deaths.
Earlier this month at Hadley Common, midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was photographed having a training session with Hotspurs boss Jose Mourinho.
Also, defenders Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were filmed by-passers – while they were running together through the park which was also in breach of the government’s social distancing guidelines.