A picture has emerged of Tottenham Hotspur stars Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso breaking strict Tier 4 restrictions in London to celebrate Christmas with their families.
Spurs’ three players were celebrating alongside West Ham attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini, the image shows 17 people in a Christmas picture – which includes two young children and a small baby.
There may have even been another person in attendance to snap the moment, depending on whether a timer was used or someone’s eye was trusted to take the picture.
This emerged around the same time that Duncan Castles reported that Lamela and Lo Celso tested positive for Covid-19 before Spurs’ tie with Leeds, though he later deleted his claims.
Reguilon, who was a summer arrival from Real Madrid, is on the bench for the north London outfit’s encounter this afternoon – which suggests his teammates didn’t in fact test positive – otherwise he’d be forced to self-isolate.
Spurs players Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela and West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini were all pictured breaking lockdown rules over the Xmas period.
Duncan Castles is now reporting that both Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso have tested positive for COVID. pic.twitter.com/YvZBD8WkQA
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 2, 2021
Tottenham statement on Lo Celso, Lamela and Reguilón breaking lockdown rules
“We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas…the matter will be dealt with internally.”#COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/hJ5gByMXh8
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) January 2, 2021
The fact that all of the players involved were from London teams is perhaps an even harsher blow to their loyal fanbases, the above players shunned rules to celebrate when plenty of their faithful were left separated from their families.
This also comes after Spurs saw their last top-flight tie with Fulham postponed due to a Coronavirus outbreak on the west London outfit’s side.