Aston Villa skipper, Jack Grealish has apologized for disobeying coronavirus lockdown guidelines in the United Kingdom on Sunday. The Aston Villa team captain crashed his car barely 24 hours after he made a video online urging people to stay home and protect lives. Pictures of Grealish surfaced online after he crashed his vehicle in Solihull, near Birmingham city.
It is funnily amazing how the notable sportsman decided to disobey the guidelines stated by health authorities just to turn up for a friend in another city. Whereas, posted had earlier posted a video on his social media handle urging people to obey health rules by staying at home as stated by the authorities to stop the spread of novel coronavirus.
The authorities in the United Kingdom launched an investigation after pictures of a Range Rover crashed into two parked cars in the Dickens Heath and it was discovered that the Aston skipper had disobeyed the stay at home order just to visit a friend.
There is no doubt that his actions had caused a lot of disappointments to his fans and club. Grealish took to his Twitter handle to apologize to everyone who felt disappointed by his action.
In his words: “Hi everybody, I just want to do a quick video message just to say how deeply embarrassed I am by what has happened this weekend.
“I know it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, being locked indoors for so long, and I obviously just got a call off a friend asking to go around to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.
“I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake that I did, so I urge everybody to stay at home and follow the rules and the guidelines of what we have been asked to do.
“I know as a fact that I will be doing that in the near future now and I urge everybody to do the same.
“I hope everybody can accept my apology and we can move on from this. Hopefully in the near future we can all be out and enjoying ourselves again once this has all boiled over.”
Despite his apologies, there is no doubt that he would be punished by Aston Villa. Many critics had explained that this act might cause the skipper to lose his post as the team’s captain.
Interestingly, Aston Villa released a statement which expressed their dissappoint in the action perpetrated by the club’s captain. In the statement which reads:
“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 discplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.”
Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab disclosed on Monday that no fewer than 1,408 people has died in the country due to coronavirus.