Kyle Walker apologises for flouting coronavirus lockdown amid reports of ‘sex party’ as Man City launch investigation

Kyle Walker has apologised for his actions after reports emerged claiming the Man City defender ignored the government’s guidelines on coronavirus and hosted a ‘sex party’ during lockdown.

Despite urging fans to stay at home on Wednesday, it is alleged the England international invited a friend and two prostitutes to his Cheshire flat the night before.

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Walker did not deny the allegations in his statement
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“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week which have resulted in a story today (Sunday) about my private life in a tabloid newspaper,” Walker’s statement read.

“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.

“There are heroes out there making a vital difference to society at the moment, and I have been keen to help support and highlight their amazing sacrifices and life-saving work over the past week.

“My actions in this matter are in direct contrast to what I should have been doing regarding the lockdown. And I want to re-iterate the message: Stay home, stay safe.”

 

Walker becomes the second Premier League player to have been caught ignoring the government’s restrictions after Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

The midfielder went to a party last weekend and was pictured next to a road in slippers, just hours after he posted a video urging fans to stay safe at home on social media.

Walker now faces disciplinary action after Man City launched an internal investigation into his behaviour.

A club statement read: “Manchester City FC 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.

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Man City have launched an investigation
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“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 in the coming days.”


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