RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Manchester City star Kyle Walker is facing a £250,000 fine following allegations he broke quarantine rules to stage a sex party with two prostitutes. Etihad bosses have launched a club investigation into the claims – and look set to hit the England defender with a fine of two weeks’ wages. Reports alleged Walker and a friend paid more than £2,000 for two sex workers to visit his home last week – despite the country being in lockdown because of the pandemic. It is claimed the two women left Walker’s home the following morning – on the same day he took to social media to urge the public to follow government guidelines on social distancing and protect the NHS by staying indoors. Walker, 29, issued an apology and he said: “I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. “I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. “As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.” A City spokesman said: “Manchester City are aware of a story in a tabloid newspaper regarding the private life of Kyle Walker in relation to a breach of the UK lockdown and social distancing rules. “Footballers are global role models and our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in any way we can. “Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts. We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure.” Walker is not the first high profile star to step out of line during the current lockdown. Last week Aston Villa fined Jack Grealish after the 24-year-old defied the ban against non-essential travel by going to visit a friend.Tags: Aston VollaCOVID-19Kyle WalkerManchester City
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“Sport and politics are not the same, in my opinion. And it is sad what’s happening, but that’s all.”Nadal, who grew up and lives on the Balearic island of Mallorca, and is a Catalan speaker, described the situation as “very delicate”.Barcelona on Sunday played their Spanish football league game against Las Palmas in an eerily empty Camp Nou as chaos unfolded on the streets.Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu said the decision to play the match behind closed doors was a protest against the violent clashes between police and activists in Catalonia, rather than a security issue.Two of the club’s board members later resigned, having reportedly favoured Barca refusing to play altogether, even if it meant incurring a sporting sanction of forfeiting the match.The club’s star defender, Gerard Pique, a Spanish international, has been targeted by some Spanish supporters angry at his vocal pro-independence stance.They booed him at Spain training yesterday ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday that sport and politics must be separated, after Barcelona and Spanish football were dragged into the fall-out of the independence referendum in Catalonia.The world’s No 1 tennis player is an icon in Spain, and had spoken earlier of how he was moved close to tears by Sunday’s banned referendum and ensuing police crackdown and clashes, with hundreds injured.The 16-time Grand Slam champion was critical of the plebiscite in the lead-up, but appeared to change tack following his hard-won victory over France’s Lucas Pouille in the first round of the China Open.“We need to start separating things,” the 31-year-old said in Beijing on Tuesday, using his hands to underline the point.
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2 The 22-year-old won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award last time out How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED possible standings Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged Leroy Sane to use his World Cup snub to make him stronger.The Germany winger was sensationally left out of Joachim Low’s World Cup squad despite playing a vital role in City’s Premier League title win. 2 “He’s so young and in two years it is another European Championships and then in four years another World Cup. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Premier League news Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted smart causal Guardiola does not want Sane to hide after his omission from the Germany World Cup squad How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence gameday NEW ERA After winning the PFA Young Player of the Year Award, Sane seemed set to star in Russia for his country.However, his club boss does not want the rejection to get him down, instead challenging him to come back a better player.“Leroy has to accept that this decision may make him stronger,” he said.“He has the chance to show the national team from Germany and first of all us, he has another season to show his quality. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? “I think it’s the past now. The national trainer decided what’s the best for the national team.”The 22-year-old scored 10 goals and recorded 15 assists as the Citizens romped to the Premier League title last time campaign.