Aurier and Sissoko to make donation to NHS after flouting lockdown rules

Spurs stars Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko will make a donation to the NHS after they became the latest players at the club to break social distancing rules.

The pair have apologised after Aurier posted a training video on Instagram which showed them sitting together at the end of a session.

A joint statement read: “We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing. 

“We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here.  We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic. 

“We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.”

Aurier and Sissoko’s blunder comes after boss Jose Mourinho apologised earlier this month for taking a training session in a park with Tanguy N’dombele while the country remains under lockdown.

Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were also filmed by passers-by running together in the park.

Ironically Spurs have been working hard to aid the fight against the coronavirus with their stadium re-purposed and fitted out to house the North Middlesex Hospital’s Women’s Outpatient Services.

It frees up much-needed capacity at the hospital itself to treat patients with COVID symptoms, whilst supporting the redirection of pregnant women away from the hospital during the pandemic.

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