Tottenham Hotspur players Serge Aurier and French international central midfielder Moussa Sissoko were brought to make a public statement, apologising for being caught failing to respect the 2 metre social distancing policy imposed in the United Kingdom as the country continues to fight COVID-19.
The statement read as follows:
“We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing. We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here. We must respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic. We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.”