Jack Grealish Makes A Statement After 'Stupidly' Going To Friend's House
Jack Grealish has confirmed reports that he visited a friend's house at the weekend by making a statement on social media about his 'stupid' actions.
Pictures of the Aston Villa midfielder went viral on Sunday after he was supposedly pictured outside of a friend's flat in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The pictures also showed that he had crashed his Land Rover into parked vehicles at the side of the road in the West Midlands.
In a statement on Twitter the 24-year-old admitted that his friend had invited him round on Saturday night and he had 'stupidly' accepted, despite the current social distancing measures in place.
His club, who he's heavily been linked with a move away from, put out a statement, saying, "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."
The UK is currently practising social distancing because of the world pandemic of Covid-19. It means that people can only leave their houses under certain circumstances.
Shopping for food, medical supplies and other essential items, any trips for medical reasons, travelling for work, only key workers, and one trip for exercise is allowed per day.
With no football currently being played there is no need for Grealish to leave the house unless under the other circumstances and visiting a friend is certainly breaking the rules, even if everyone in the house stayed 2m apart.
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It's not the first time the English midfielder has been in the news for the wrong reasons. Back in the summer of 2015 he was pictured on holiday in Tenerife passed out drunk on the side of the street.
He was also criticised in Ireland after switching national allegiance to England, despite representing the Irish at youth levels.
So far the Villa captain is yet to earn an international call up but his form this season has led to many calling for him to be included in Gareth Southgate's next squad, whenever that is.