Tottenham star Serge Aurier appears to reveal himself breaking lockdown rules for a THIRD time to get a haircut – despite strict instructions to keep up social distancing on return to group training
Tottenham star Serge Aurier appears to have broken strict social distancing rules for the third time after getting a haircut during lockdown.
The 27-year-old has been in hot water twice over the last eight weeks after going out for a run with a friend and training too close to team-mate Moussa Sissoko.
And now Aurier could face questions from Spurs officials after sharing images of his fresh trim to Instagram the night before the club return to group training.
Tottenham defender Serge Aurier posted three images of his new haircut to Instagram
The 27-year-old appears to have broken lockdown social distancing rules for a third time
Aurier was pictured driving into Tottenham’s Enfield training ground on Tuesday morning
The Ivory Coast defender posted three pictures of himself and what appears to be his barber stood directly behind him, adding the caption ‘Yes Sir’ and a hashtag which translates to ‘the hairdresser is good’.
Aurier also tagged @justcuts in his post, which is the account of barber Justin Carr. Carr has over 31,000 followers on Instagram and cuts the hair of other Premier League stars including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kyle Walker.
Hairdressers are currently closed throughout the UK in order to comply with the government’s rules on social distancing. They are not expected to open again until at least July 4.
Aurier was pictured driving into Tottenham’s Enfield training base on Tuesday morning for his final individual training session. Jose Mourinho’s men are set to return to group training today after receiving their coronavirus test results from the Premier League.
However, it is not yet known whether Aurier will be permitted to take part after players were warned about coming into contact with anyone outside those that they live with.
Aurier posed with his barber just hours before Tottenham’s players return to group training
The Ivory Coast star was also in trouble for training with team-mate Moussa Sissoko last month
Aurier and Sissoko made a donation to the NHS and apologised last month after the defender shared a video of them training together in a field despite outdoor exercise with other people being banned.
In a joint statement, they said: ‘We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.
‘We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here. We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic.
‘We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.’
Aurier (pictured) was also seen sitting on a bench alongside his Spurs team-mate Sissoko
Spurs chiefs were left frustrated by the incident and felt their players should be fully aware of what is required of them during lockdown.
Compounding their exasperation was the fact Aurier and Sissoko’s behaviour came off the back of another social distancing storm involving manager Mourinho.
The former Manchester United boss was forced to admit ‘that my actions were not in line with government protocol’ after he held a one-on-one session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on Hadley Common, Barnet.
On the same day Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon, plus Aurier and a friend, were all spotted nearby disregarding the instructions while out for runs in pairs.
Ivory Coast international Aurier was also caught on camera running with a friend in April