Manchester Disappointed with Benjamin Mendy
Manchester City say they are highly disappointed with Benjamin Mendy following reports of the defender breaching of Covid-19 rules by hosting a New Year’s Eve party.
The Sun reported that the 26-years-old France international held a party at his Cheshire home which included guests from outside his household England had earlier ban the mixing of households indoors is banned under the UK government’s tier four restrictions.
Manchester City said they would conduct an internal investigation.
They also said: “While it is understood that elements of this incident have been misinterpreted in the reports, and that the player has publicly apologised for his error, the club is disappointed to learn of the transgression and will be conducting an internal investigation,” the club said in a statement.
There have been a number of apparent coronavirus breaches by players in recent days. Tottenham also criticised three of their players after they attended a party over Christmas, while Fulham are looking into reports that striker Aleksandar Mitrovic allegedly broke coronavirus rules.
Manchester City also had to cancel their match against Everton on 28 December because of positive tests.