THE FA have issued a damning statement and will launch a “full investigation” after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood broke England’s coronavirus protocol.
The pair have been dumped from the Three Lions squad after inviting two girls to the team hotel in Iceland, violating Covid rules.
The FA have issued a damning statement after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were axed from the England squad
Footage has since emerged of two giggling Icelandic girls asking the stars how they would sneak them into the hotel.
And FA chiefs have slammed the pair and confirmed they will launch a probe into the incident.
In a statement, an FA spokesperson said: “Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our COVID-19 rules.
“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.
“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach.
“We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them that we are taking the appropriate steps.
“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.
“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”
A video of the phone conversation between two Icelandic girls and Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden has emerged Credit: Twitter
The two girls could be heard giggling as they plotted with the stars on how they would get into the team hotel
The duo both made their international debuts in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Iceland but have now been kicked out of the squad after breaching the coronavirus guidelines yesterday.
Boss Gareth Southgate confirmed the ‘naive’ duo would be sent home.
The pair have not yet left the country as they each face a £1,360 fine from Icelandic police for a legal breach of Covid restrictions.
The pair will not travel with the England to Denmark and will instead return to ManchesterCredit: PA:Press Association
Phil Foden is still in a relationship with long-term girlfriend Rebecca Cooke
Gareth Southgate confirmed today both players had been kicked out of his squadCredit: PA:Press Association
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