Football’s biggest Covidiots from Grealish and Mendy to Celtic’s Dubai ‘jolly’

The coronavirus pandemic has meant an awful time for people since last March.

The country is currently enduring its third national lockdown and while most people have stuck to the rules, many have flouted restrictions – including Premier League footballers.

But who have been the beautiful game’s biggest covidiots?

Players including England internationals and foreign stars have been caught breaking the rules over the past 10 months.

From non-essential trips and prohibited get togethers to full blown parties and naughty haircuts, we have seen a variety of incidents.

Here are some who showed the red card to Covid-19 regulations, or stayed within the rules but could have done better.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish was filmed after crashing his car while breaching lockdown
(Image: WMP)

The Aston Villa star Grealish flouted the coronavirus regulations when he made a non-essential trip to a former teammate’s house towards the start of the first coronavirus lockdown in March.

It came just 24 hours after he released a Twitter video urging fans to stay at home to protect the NHS.

Grealish, 25, smashed his £80,000 Range Rover into three parked cars. He was later seen talking to onlookers while wearing one black slipper and a white slip-on sandal.

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The midfielder later admitted careless driving at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court where he was banned from driving for nine months and fined £82,499. He also pleaded guilty to a separate offence of careless driving in an unrelated incident.

Grealish had been at a party at a flat owned by former Villa teammate Ross McCormack.

The England international later apologised for the incident, saying: “I got a call off a friend asking to go to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.

“I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake. I urge everyone to stay at home. I know for a fact I’ll be doing that.”

Grealish also broke the rules with his Aston…


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