Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and Manchester City’s Phil Foden were sent home from England international camp on Monday after the duo broke the Coronavirus protocols by bringing girls into the team hotel in Iceland, after their 1-0 victory against Iceland.
It is reported that the duo have been fined £1,360 for the breaching the rules and have both been sent home from international duties.
Foden and Greenwood have now come out to apologize to their fans and the general public in light of the situation as England head coach Gareth Southgate revealed his disappointment.
Foden took to his social media to apologize on Monday, stating he made a poor decision.
He said: “Following the story which has emerged today regarding my actions in Iceland, I want to make a full apology,” Foden wrote in a note published on Twitter.
“I apologise to Gareth Southgate, to my England team-mates, to the staff, supporters, and also to my club and my family.
“When I was called up by Gareth for these games, my first reaction was that of immense pride. To pull on that shirt for the senior team in my England debut was an incredible privilege.
“I am a young player with a lot to learn, but I am aware of the huge responsibility I have in representing Manchester City and England at this level.
“On this occasion, I made a poor decision and my behavior didn’t meet the standards expected of me.
“I breached Covid-19 protocols put in place to protect myself and my England colleagues. As a consequence I will now miss the opportunity to travel to Denmark with the squad, and that hurts.
“I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgement and I wish Gareth and the team good luck this week.”
Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, who deleted his Twitter account after the incident, issued his apology on the Manchester United website on Tuesday morning.
He said: “Having now had the chance to reflect on what’s happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused.
“It was irresponsible of me to break the Covid-19 protocols which are in place to protect players, staff and the public. In particular, I want to apologise to Gareth Southgate, for letting him down, when he had shown great trust in me.
“Playing for England was one of the proudest moments in my life and I only have myself to blame for this huge mistake. I promise my family, the fans, Manchester United and England that this is a lesson I will learn from.”