8th April, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur have reminded players of their responsibilities during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.
The reminder became necessary after pictures and video on social media emerged of manager Jose Mourinho and several members of his squad that appeared to show them flouting social-distancing rules.
Portuguese boss Mourinho was pictured training with Tanguy Ndombele on Hadley Common, while Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were seen running side by side in the same public park in north London.
Spurs full-back Serge Aurier also posted a video of himself jogging alongside another person on Instagram.
The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the spread of COVID-19.
The outbreak has seen the British government introduce a strict series of measures.
Individuals are allowed to go out for a walk or exercise once a day but must remain at least two metres apart unless they are with a member of the same household.
“All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors,” said a Tottenham spokesperson on Tuesday.
“We shall continue to reinforce this message.”