Grealish's 'self-serving' apology for ignoring lockdown blasted as embarrassing

Jack Grealish’s apology for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules was ‘self-serving’ and ’embarrassing’.

That is according to former footballer Jamie O’Hara, who is a self-described massive Grealish fan.

The Aston Villa star was forced to apologise for flouting lockdown rules after pictures emerged of him on the street after a car allegedly crashed – just hours before Grealish had publicly urged people to stay indoors.

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Grealish offered little details in his apology on Monday, but said he was ‘deeply embarrassed’ by the whole incident.

O’Hara, who played for Tottenham and Wolves in his career, slammed Grealish’s actions and his ‘self-serving’ apology.

‘It’s completely idiotic behaviour and I’m really disappointed in him, because I’ve been his biggest fan this season. I’ve bigged him up and I thought he was over that sort of stupidity,’ O’Hara said on TalkSport.

‘What I can’t understand is his thought process in doing it. He is a role model, he plays for Aston Villa, he’s got the world at his feet at the minute. Jack should not be leaving his house.

‘ I’ve been his biggest fan this season, I really have.’

Police have launched an investigation of the incident that occurred early on Sunday in the Birmingham suburb of Solihull after Grealish had attended a party at the home of ex-Villa team-mate Ross McCormack.

Manchester United are eager to sign Grealish in the next transfer window, but after the ugly incident, speculation began that the Red Devils might have been put off signing the playmaker.

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