Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish apologizes on social media
A day after warning people to stay at home, Jack Grealish was captured on the street on Sunday after attending a party. West Midlands Police launched an investigation after they were called to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull, where two parked cars suffered minor damage.
Grealish had urged the public to stay at home just a day before the government enforced a lockdown and the Villa skipper expressed his regret after he failed to heed his own request. He said, “Hi everybody, I just want to do a quick video message just to say how deeply embarrassed I am about what has happened this weekend.”
“I know it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, being locked indoors for so long and I obviously just got a call of a friend asking to go around to this. I stupidly agreed to do so. I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake that I did, so obviously I urge everyone to stay at home and follow the rules and the guidelines of what we’ve been asked to do.”
Later, Aston Villa released a statement that confirmed that the midfielder would receive a fine, with the money going to a local hospital’s charity. The statement read, “Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players ignored the Government’s guidance on staying at home during the coronavirus crisis.”
“Club captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his house was wrong and entirely unnecessary. It breached the government guidelines which are clear and should be adhered to by everybody. The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.”
Grealish has been wonderful throughout the season, be it his game or his mentality on and off the pitch. He has proved to be a true leader and hence a violation in his case is very uncertain.
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