PREMIER League striker Andre Gray has been dropped from Watford’s squad to face Southampton after flouting lockdown rules to hold a birthday bash with 20 pals at his mansion.
The Watford striker – engaged to Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock – turned 29 on Friday, and invited mates over for a kickabout to celebrate.
Andre Gray invited his pals round for a kick about in the now deleted Instagram post
The party was shown to have taken place in a host of now-deleted clips from Gray’s Instagram
Watford footballer Andre proposed to Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock last monthCredit: Instagram
Current coronavirus rules means people can only meet a maximum of six people outside.
It is not known if Leigh-Anne, 28, was there as Gray’s pals played on an artificial pitch in his garden.
Gray proposed to her last month on their four-year anniversary, and they are reported to have been self-isolating together at their five-bedroom Surrey mansion.
He shared clips of his antics to his 171,000 Instagram followers and Watford launched an investigation.
Some guests were seen sitting close together – going against social distancing guidelines – in the now-deleted videos.
Gray’s gathering came just hours after the Watford players were tested for coronavirus ahead of their match against Southampton today.
His teammates Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah are believed to have been among those in attendance and have been dropped from the squad to face the Saints.
The Hornets tweeted: “Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina have all been omitted from the squad by Nigel Pearson to ensure the health & safety of all players, staff and officials at today’s game.”
Watford are fighting to stay in the Premier League following a 1-0 loss at Burnley on Thursday, which saw them just one point above the drop zone.
Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock posted this steamy snap with fiance Andre GrayCredit: Instagram
The pair have been together for four yearsCredit: Instagram
Leigh-Anne and Andre, both pictured in action below, met in 2016 and he proposed last monthCredit: Refer to Caption
Leigh-Anne called Andre her ‘soul mate’ and ‘the man of my flipping dreams’Credit: Instagram
Andre Gray is being investigated by Watford FC after an alleged breach of lockdown rules with a 20-person gathering at his home which included team-mate Domingos Quina
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