Jordon Ibe & Serge Aurier investigated over apparent social-distancing breaches

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    Jordon Ibe and Serge Aurier

    Jordon Ibe (left) and Serge Aurier are being investigated by their respective Premier League clubs

    Tottenham and Bournemouth are investigating Serge Aurier and Jordon Ibe after they appeared to breach coronavirus social-distancing rules.

    Spurs right-back Aurier posted a photo on social media of himself and a barber after getting a haircut.

    Bournemouth’s Ibe has since deleted a photo of himself having a haircut.

    Hairdressers will open from 4 July at the earliest in England, and people cannot have visitors at their homes under the current guidelines.

    Bournemouth said they have launched “an internal investigation” and it is expected midfielder Ibe will face disciplinary action.

    Ibe, 24, is not considered part of the first-team squad and was not due back in training this week.

    Spurs said of Aurier that they were “investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately”.

    It appears to be the third time Aurier has broken social distancing rules. In a social media post on Wednesday, Aurier hinted that there were double standards behind criticism he has received.

    “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.”

    Aurier was among the Tottenham players who returned to training on Tuesday.

    He previously apologised for posting a video of himself and a friend jogging during lockdown.

    Aurier and team-mate Moussa Sissoko also made a donation to the NHS and apologised after being filmed training together.

    Serge Aurier

    Serge Aurier posted a photo of himself with a barber

    Footballers to have breached lockdown guidelines

    • Manchester City defender Kyle Walker was reported to have hosted a party involving two sex workers and then travelled to South Yorkshire to visit his sister and parents at different addresses. He has written to some of the club’s supporters to apologise.
    • Everton striker Moise Kean is set to be disciplined by the club after being filmed at a house party.
    • Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish was pictured at the scene of a car crash, after going to “see a friend”. He apologised and said he was “deeply embarrassed”.
    • Tottenham’s Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko apologised for training together despite the coronavirus restrictions.
    • Spurs manager Jose Mourinho “accepted his actions were not in line with protocol” after being pictured holding a one-on-one training session in a park with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
    • Arsenal spoke to all their players after Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka were pictured breaking social distancing guidelines.
    • Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount was pictured having a kickabout with West Ham’s Declan Rice despite team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for coronavirus and Mount being told to self-isolate for 14 days.
    • Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White was pictured on social media at a party. The 20-year-old is facing disciplinary action from the club.


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