Jack Grealish has apologised after he was pictured at the scene of a car accident over the weekend. Images began to circulate on social media yesterday of the Aston Villa player wearing a blue hoodie and slippers standing beside a damaged Range Rover.
The Police confirmed they were investigating the incident and would be in contact with the individual involved. The incident occurred only hours after Grealish had posted a message on his social media channels urging to people to stay at home and follow Government instructions.
He has now taken to social media once again to apologise, saying he had stupidly agreed to go to a friend's house. He also said that he would be staying at home from now on:
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) March 30, 2020
I'm deeply embarrassed by what happened this weekend.
I know it's a tough time for everyone at the moment being locked indoors for so long. I got a call from a friend asking me to go around to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.
I don't want anyone to make the same mistake that I did, so I urge everyone to stay at home and follow the rules and guidelines of what we've been asked to do.
I know for a fact that I'll be doing that in the near future. Like I said, I urge everyone to do the same.
I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this. Hopefully in the near future we can be out enjoying ourselves again.
Aston Villa have also released a statement on their website condemning the behaviour of their captain in not following Government directives:
Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players ignored the Government’s guidance on staying at home during the Coronavirus crisis.
Club Captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his house was wrong and entirely unnecessary. It breached the government guidelines which are clear and should be adhered to by everybody.
The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.