In violation of the Covid 19 rules, Manchester City will investigate allegations that defender Benjamin Mendy entertained friends at his home on New Year’s Eve. According to a story in The Sun newspaper, Mendy admitted allowing his partner’s chef and two friends to visit his home in Cheshire – despite laws banning people from meeting at his house from separate households.
The club is aware of a violation of New Year’s Eve regulations involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent media coverage of it. Happy New Year will take care of you and yours. -Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) December 31, 2020 “The club is aware of a breach of New Year’s Eve regulations involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent media coverage of it.Happy New Year take care of you and yours. – Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) December 31, 2020 ” “A spokesman for Mendy did not deny the allegations in a statement to The Sun. “Benjamin and his partner allowed a chef and two of his partner’s friends to visit his property on New Year’s Eve for a dinner party,” a statement said. “Ben acknowledges that this is a violation of the protocols of Covid 19 and apologizes for his conduct in this matter. Ben has undergone testing with Covid and has been in touch with Manchester City on this topic. Following a Premier League board meeting, Man City’s game at Everton, which was scheduled to take place at 20:00 GMT tonight, was postponedFull statement: https://t.co/1acm2JUr69#EVEMCI pic.twitter. com/IoFWEPdkC2- Premier League (@premierleague) December 28, 2020City is among the clubs that have been affected in recent days by an outbreak inside their squad. The away match against Everton on Dec. 28 was among the clubs that have been hit by an outbreak within their squad. On Sunday, Manchester City announced that defender Eric Garcia had tested positive for Covid-19 (Martin Rickett/PA) Photos emerged in apparent violation of regulations on Saturday of Tottenham’s trio of Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso attending a large house party in London over the Christmas holidays. A Spurs statement said the club “strongly condemns” the players’ behaviour, who attended a large house party in London over the Christmas holidays.