London star coach José Mourinho from Tottenham Hotspur has apologized for not following the prescribed distance rule despite the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic in England.
“I accept that my actions were not in line with government recommendations and that we can only contact members from our own household,” Mourinho said in a statement in the British media.
Previously, footage of the 57-year-old Portuguese with three players from Tottenham Hotspur had appeared. It was then seen how they were training in a London park, breaking the rules. “It is vital that we all do our part and follow the government’s instructions,” Mourinho said, “to help our heroes at the (national health service) NHS and save lives.”
In England, outdoor sports are allowed with a maximum of one other person, the safety distance is two meters. In addition, recordings of other Spurs players were in circulation during running training on social media, and they also did not keep the minimum distance.
“Our players were reminded to respect social distance when training outside,” said a Spurs club spokesman. “We will reinforce this message.”