Chelsea Star Mason Mount Ignores Self-Isolation To Have Five-A-Side Game With Declan Rice
Mason Mount could face the fury of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after being pictured playing in a five-a-side game - despite meaning to be in self-isolation.
Chelsea closed their Cobham Training Centre last week after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi became the first Premier League player to be diagnosed with coronavirus.
The squad were told to self-isolate in line with guidelines in place from the government.
But Mount was pictured in the Daily Mirror alongside fellow England international Declan Rice on a 5G ProTurf pitch at the Trent Park Football centre on Sunday.
Mirror ' Mason Mount had been told to self-isolate by his club following Callum Hudson-Odoi's positive test, but instead joined close pal Declan Rice for a kickabout on Sunday. #CFC pic.twitter.com/aohXSGGAqz
- The Blues (@TheBlues___) March 15, 2020
A fan explained to the Daily Mirror:
"I took my 14-year-old son there for a training session.
"We noticed a car that looked a bit ridiculous and wondered who was in it.
"Then another came along with three or four people inside. My son recognised Mason Mount as the driver.
"They played a kickabout of five or six-a-side. Declan Rice was playing too."
Mount will likely face the wrath of officials at Stamford Bridge who want to ensure their players are protected from the virus.
The fan also went on to stay:
"They were wearing snoods but it wasn't obvious whether they were using them to protect other people or so they wouldn't be noticed.
"When I went back to the car I thought, 'Hang on.'"
A Chelsea spokesman has explained the 'club have reminded Mount of his responsibilities'.
Rice's West Ham United are currently not under lockdown, but boss David Moyes recently self-isolated after coming into contact with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Arteta became the first high-profile case of coronavirus in the Premier League with Hudson-Odoi following hours later.
Both men are reportedly on the road to a full recovery.
The footballing world is currently at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic and many are unsure of when it will resume.
Premier League officials are set to meet on Thursday to discuss how this season will conclude.
While UEFA will hold a conference call via video to discuss their competitions including the upcoming Euro 2020.
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