Grealish Apologises After Involvement In Crash Whilst Ignoring Guidelines

Ruben Hill
April 1, 2020

English premier league footballer Jack Grealish says he is "embarrassed' at being caught out for "stupidly" flouting lockdown rules in the coronavirus pandemic".

An investigation has been launched after pictures of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish surfaced online following an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.

The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.

With police now investigating the matter, a "deeply embarrassed" Grealish has since reiterated his desire for all to stay home and help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

"I obviously just got a call off a friend asking to go round to his and stupidly agreed to do so". I know for a fact I will be doing that in the near future now.

Villa announced that he would be fined, with the money going straight to charity, and The Times report that the punishment will be two weeks' wages, totalling £150,000.

He was spotted at the scene of an accident involving a white Range Rover that collided with two parked vehicles in Solihull, Birmingham. The team would issue a statement later on, obviously disappointed at Grealish for failing to obey government guidelines, BBC Sport reported.

The West Midlands Police stated that the driver had left his details with a member of the public, and would be questioned by the police at later date.

"I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this", added Grealish.

A key player for Villa, who is a summer target for Manchester United, the midfielder has seven goals and six assists for Villa in 26 Premier League games so far this season.

Earlier on Monday, West Midlands Police confirmed they had made contact with the driver of the Range Rover "to obtain more details around the circumstances of the collision".

The incident occurred only hours after Grealish had posted a message on his social media channels urging to people to stay at home and follow Government instructions.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER