England’s national team has been dragged into the spotlight for the wrong reasons a couple of times, especially in the last one month. This is always centered around soccer players breaching the coronavirus rules whenever they are called to national duty.
This reoccurring instances of coronavirus branches in England national team have forced the soccer team to have a couple of meetings that sought to re-orientate the soccer players on how they can become better public figures.
The first set of meetings was organized by the senior players of the team led by the team’s captain, Harry Kane. The senior members of the team held discussions with the younger set of players over discipline and how to conduct themselves as role models especially when they are on national duty.
The meeting between the senior players of the squad and the younger players was a follow to a similar meeting the head coach of the team, Gareth Southgate, held with them on Monday, October 5.
The series of meetings was a reaction to the recent breach of coronavirus rules by three players of Southgate’s squad – Tammy Abraham, Jadon Sancho, and Ben Chilwell. The trio breached the coronavirus rule which directed that no gathering of more than six people is allowed in the United Kingdom which is an effort to flattened the curve of coronavirus in the country.
Unfortunately for the England internationals, they found themselves in Tammy Abraham’s 23rd-year birthday party last weekend in London where there were more than 20 people in the apartment of the celebrant.
Though Tammy said it was a surprised party that he was not aware of, he apologized for breaching the coronavirus rule. His Chelsea’s teammate Ben Chilwell and Borussia Dortmund’s star Jadon Sancho also tendered their apologies.
However, Southgate had to drop them from England vs Wales international friendly match (scheduled for Thursday 20:00) they were shortlisted for before they breached the coronavirus rule. They would have to be tested again for coronavirus before they can be accepted back to the team ahead of England’s subsequent matches on October 11 against Belgium and on October 14 against Denmark.
The trio’s scandal happened less than a month after Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood beached the coronavirus rule while with England national team in Iceland. Their case was even more controversial as the youngsters brought in Icelandic ladies into the hotel the Three Lions lodged and spent hours with them in separate hotel rooms.
Unfortunately for the youngsters, pictures of their fun time hit the internet, thanks to the Icelandic ladies who could not do without telling the world the kind of fun they were having with England’s soccer stars.
The next day, Greenwood and Foden were sent packing from England’s squad as a form of punishment for breaching the team’s protocol. Little did Southgate knew that more of such breaches were coming.