England footballers Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood have apologised for breaching Covid-19 restrictions while on international duty in Iceland.
Foden said he had ‘never heard of coronavirus’ as he has been living under a rock since February. Greenwood apologised to Man Utd but said that he couldn’t be blamed as he’s just ‘a normal teenager doing normal teenager things like being paid £800k per year to fly around the world playing football.’
The pair were told to stay in a bubble while at their Icelandic hotel but could not resist sneaking off to see two local girls, after which they were sent to the naughty step by manager Gareth Southgate while he phoned their parents and insisted the two boys be picked up as they couldn’t be trusted to stick by the rules.
It’s thought that Greenwood’s parents told him ‘We’re not angry, we’re disappointed’ and the Man Utd player is now set to miss the start of the Premier League season as he’s been grounded for a week and will not be receiving any pocket money until he’s apologised and tidied his room.
In an interview Foden said he is ‘young’ and ‘has a lot to learn’.
Parenting experts have agreed but did question why, at 21, he still needs to learn how to abide by a simple instruction like ‘stay with the group’ being as most 5 year old are able to grasp that concept.