England's soccer stars have landed in hot water again after Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Tammy Abraham attended a party with more than six people on Saturday night and broke coronavirus regulations.
The trio were at Abraham's mansion in London celebrating the Chelsea forward's 23rd birthday with around 20 friends and family just two days before meeting the English squad ahead of Thursday's friendly against Wales The sun.
The incident is another headache for England coach Gareth Southgate after Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden broke strict Covid Bubble rules in Iceland last month and Sancho, Chilwell and Abraham potentially put their national teammates at risk by ignoring the group of have six 'regulations.
Tammy Abraham (left), Jadon Sancho (right) and Ben Chilwell attended a party on Saturday
England stayed behind and Chilwell, the new addition to Chelsea, was in attendance for Abraham's 23rd birthday
English boss Gareth Southgate has another headache after the incident
Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden (pictured) broke logs after sneaking girls into their hotel room in Iceland and breaking the team's anti-Covid-19 bubble
The footage of the surprise party, which apparently did not involve social distancing, was posted on social media on Saturday night.
As stated by the UK government, emergency coronavirus laws prohibit mixing people in groups of more than six with fines of up to £ 10,000.
A video shows Chilwell laughing with his Chelsea and England teammate Abraham after speaking to a blonde woman.
Abraham is also sung along with his girlfriend Leah Monroe as a group of about 20 people singing "Happy Birthday".
Sancho, who reportedly missed Borussia Dortmund's victory on Saturday due to illness, is seen wearing a mask around his chin and dancing among a crowd.
According to the report in The sunOne night owl said, “It was a great party. We wanted to do something nice for his birthday. But maybe we haven't thought it through. & # 39;
The English squad gathers for the national team at St. George & # 39; s Park on Monday and every member of the team will be tested for COVID-19.
Sancho (left) missed his game for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday due to illness
Abraham has apologized for the surprise birthday party on Saturday at his London home
A source close to Abraham said of the party, “He really had no idea it was going to happen. He and Sancho didn't drink alcohol.
"It was just a family and very close friends – and they even ran temperature checks on arrival."
The FA examined the footage and said, "The English team will not change at this point."
However, Abraham apologized after his surprise party and said, “I came home to find a little surprise meeting.
“Although I did not know at all that this was planned, I sincerely apologize for the naivety shown for organizing and attending this gathering.
"Now all I can do is learn from it, apologize to everyone, and make sure it never happens again."
Last week manager Southgate said, “I think I would say that players who have worked with us for a long time know how we work and that we are not going to make decisions.
“What we found in the last camp was a lot of new players, so I think that maybe when you have a lot of new players you have to remember that you have to be a little bit more … without assuming people will understand how to work and pick it up from the rest of the group.
& # 39; In whatever we're doing, interacting with the group is more difficult. Players are not allowed to sit together and talk for so long.
“For older players it is difficult to look after younger players in the same way, as we have to sit in masks all the time and can only sit together for 15 minutes.
“We have to distance ourselves socially. It's a really strange environment and not that easy for players walking in. But I always think you have to work on the culture. It is never embedded forever, it is constantly evolving. The team group is constantly evolving as players come and go.
The party took place on Saturday night, just hours after Chilwell scored his first Chelsea goal
Greenwood and Foden were dropped from the roster last week after the incident in Iceland
“So you have to keep influencing it, digging into it, and we're going to discuss the shirt, what it means to wear the shirt and some reminders of how we work, but that's not a case of reading the commotion.
"This is a case where the players are asked what kind of team they want to get involved in and be part of. I think they have shown so many positive results over the past few years but we haven't been in 10 months more together. "
"We have touched on some of these last few times, but of course if something like that happened we have to reconsider it."
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