Former England ace Wayne Rooney has reportedly been told off by police after he was spotted walking with Manchester City defender and neighbor Kyle Walker in the middle of the Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.
The Cheshire neighbors were both walking along Prestbury golf course with their families – flouting rules to only go outside with your own homes.
News of the swoop comes a day after Walker, , came under fire for holding a £ 2, 11 sex party while telling followers to stay home and protect the NHS .
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, Piers Morgan warned players who ignore social distancing rules’ bring a stain on the whole industry of football ‘.
Wayne Rooney and wife Coleen, pictured in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, were reportedly caught out walking with their neighbor Kyle Walker and their children
Kyle Walker with his ex Annie Kilner, the former couple were seen out walking with their children at Prestbury golf course with former England captain Wayne Rooney and fis family
(A source told The Sun : ‘Their kids go to the same school and spotted each other and understandably ran over.
‘ The families Stopped to talk when all of a sudden the police swooped on them.
‘It was all totally innocent and not deliberate.’
Manchester City and England defender Walker apologized over the weekend for inviting two escorts to his home while he had a friend round his flat.
One of the escorts, Louise McNamara, 29, told The Sun: ‘Kyle really should know better.
‘ On the one hand he’s inviting strangers round to his house for sex and the next day he’s lecturing everyone on the need to stay safe. ‘
Walker, who has England caps, has apologized for the incident.
He said: ‘I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week.
Kyle Walker has apologized after inviting escorts to his flat while repeatedly reminding his 1.7million Instagram followers to stay inside and protect the NHS
‘I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
‘As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.’
Manchester City said it was be opening disciplinary actions against Walker in the coming days.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Monday, Piers Morgan critcised Walker and fellow footballer Jack Grealish, who was also caught ignoring lockdown rules.
The GMB presenter said: ‘Footballers are posting rousing Messages to the country saying stay indoors, don’t do anything stupid, be a good citizen.
‘Within literally a day [Walker] has hired two escorts to come to his home with his friend for a party. What could be more reckless than that?
‘Like the chief medical officer [in Scotland] it’s disgusting hypocrisy, its unbelievably selfish and reckless.’
Piers Morgan branded footballers flouting social distancing rules as ‘disgusting’ hypocrites, adding it is ‘unbelievably selfish’ on Good Morning Britain
Writing in the Sunday Times, Wayne Rooney says footballers have become ‘easy targets’ in a row over pay in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
Former England captain Wayne Rooney has also grabbed headlines has questioned why footballers appear to have been exclusively targeted from the world of sport by the government to provide extra funds to aid the coronavirus crisis.
There were calls earlier this week, most notably from Matt Hancock, for players to give up a chunk of their wages, with the health secretary urging Premier League footballers to ‘do their bit’.
The Premier League held discussions with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Saturday regarding a proposed player pay cut of per cent, but that has been met with fury as a number of top-flight players are already planning to make direct donations to the NHS as they battle with COVID – 29.
But Rooney, who now plays for Derby County, has claimed footballers are ‘easy targets’, have been made’ scapegoats’ and asked why ‘big stars from other sports ‘have not been publicly called upon to make their contribution.
Writing in his Sunday Times
column, Rooney said: ‘Whatever way you look at it, we’re easy targets. What gets lost is that half our wages get taken by the taxman. Money that goes to the government, money that is helping the NHS.
‘And what about the big stars from other sports, who are able to avoid tax by living in places like Monaco – Why are they not getting called out? Why aren’t all the wealthy being forced to contribute extra? Wouldn’t that raise more money? ‘
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