Spurs tell players to follow social distancing rules

Tanya Simon
April 8, 2020

Tottenham have been holding regular online group training sessions between Mourinho, his staff and the players that adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Footage appeared of Mourinho guiding Ndombele through a training session on Hadley Common in north London.

And soon the plot thickened, with a clip showing Tottenham team-mates Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez running along the side of a road not observing the United Kingdom government's social distancing measures.

Mourinho has not apologised for his behaviour, but did issue a statement that read: "I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household".

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"All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors", said a Tottenham spokesperson on Tuesday.

Serge Aurier went for a run with a friend who has been isolating with him, but sources told ESPN the pair believe they have done nothing wrong and they respected the government's social distancing guidelines.

The Portuguese manager's decision is hardly the biggest sin that the football world has seen since the government lockdown was brought in, but regardless, it's still careless from Mourinho and his three players.

The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March, and most clubs have reverted to home training sessions for their players.

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