Leicester disappointed over COVID-19 breach

Leicester City have said a COVID-19 breach among their players is “extremely disappointing,” after reports that three of the squad attended a party.

The Telegraph says that James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury were left out of the squad for their game against West Ham after Perez hosted a party following the defeat to Manchester City.

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Leicester went on to lose 3-2 against David Moyes’ men.

“The club has made its expectations around adherence to COVID-19 protocols abundantly clear to all its personnel,” a Leicester spokesperson told the Telegraph.

“It is extremely disappointing, therefore, to learn of a breach that had the potential to undermine the efforts of club staff to protect the environments in which our teams train and play. Appropriate measures have been taken to prevent our team bubbles being compromised.

“We wholly expect our people to behave in a way that reflects the national effort and the sacrifices made by our communities to control the spread of the virus. Those involved have apologised for their poor judgement. Our response to the matter will be concluded internally.”

Brendan Rodgers did not mention the incident in any of this pregame media.