Leicester City Players Suspended Due To Covid 19 Breach
Sunday, 11th Apr 2021 16:05
When Leicester City's team was announced for their game at West ham United their were eyebrows raised at the omission of several key players, now it is emerging that their absence was due to a breach of Covid 19 regulations, not ideal preparations ahead of their FA Cup semi final against Saints.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers was left fuming after finding out that four of their squad had attended a house party against the current Covid 19 regulations.
James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Perez were pulled up in front of Brendan Rodgers for an alleged breach of Premier League guidelines on squad bubbles as well as injured Harvey Barnes and were called in at on Tuesday following the alleged breach.
Maddison, Choudhury and Perez were missing from the Leicester squad for the defeat at West Ham although pre game Brendan Rodgers was insisting that the three non injured players missing would be available for the FA Cup semi final against Saints.
A Leicester City spokesman said: "The club has made its expectations around adherence to Covid-19 protocols abundantly clear to all its personnel.
"It is extremely disappointing, therefore, to learn of a breach that had the potential to undermine the efforts of club staff to protect the environments in which our teams train and play. Appropriate measures have been taken to prevent our team bubbles being compromised.
"We wholly expect our people to behave in a way that reflects the national effort and the sacrifices made by our communities to control the spread of the virus."
"Those involved have apologised for their poor judgement. Our response to the matter will be concluded internally."
What form that punishment will take and whether they wil be required to self isolate and at best be unable to train ahead of the Wembley game or whether they will be suspended is yet unclear, other incidents of player s attending house parties contary of the law of the land have been given bans.
Whatever happens this is not ideal for the team preparation ahead of the semi final against Saints .
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