Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier seems to have landed himself into another controversy. He took to his Instagram account to share a series of pictures of himself and a friend flaunting his new haircut a day before the resumption of training in small groups in the Premier League.
He tagged the barber that gave him the haircut, leaving people to wonder whether he invited the barber to his house for the haircut or he visited the barber for it. In either way, he has breached the lockdown guideline again because hairdressers are among businesses that have been banned from operating in the United Kingdom. Such a business is not expected to return in the UK until at least July 4.
Critics have been wondering whether Serge Aurier doesn’t understand what it means to maintain social distancing. This is so because this is the third time in less than two months the Ivory Coast national team player decided to break lockdown rule in the UK. The Tottenham defender first broke the rule when he was photographed jogging at a park with a friend. Days later he was seen training very closely with his Tottenham teammate Moussa Sissoko.
This time around, it might not go away so easily for the 27-year-old Tottenham star. The club has issued a statement to stress that the third case will be investigated. “We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately”, Tottenham statement said.
Pundits have been wondering what his punishment might be if he is found guilty of breaching the social distancing guidelines. Since the club didn’t do much when he committed the first two lockdown breaches, it will raise a lot of eyebrows if there is no punishment for the defender if found guilty.
Whatever happens, it is gradually looking like a tradition for the members of the north London club to breach the lockdown guidelines. Recall that the coach of the club Jose Mourinho and Tanguy Ndombele were in the news for a similar offence. Also, Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were in the news for a similar reason.