Chelsea Star Mason Mount and West Ham player Declan Rice have caused panic by having a park kickabout with mates during the coronavirus pandemic, MySportDab reports.
Mason Mount is now facing a large club fine – as he is expected to be in self isolation at Chelsea for another ten days, after fellow team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus last week.
MySportDab cannot confirm if Declan Rice knew of Mount’s situation before agreeing to the kickabout.
West Ham are currently not under lockdown and are to return back to training this week, after the Premier League suspended all matches until April 3 or 4.
But West Ham Coach David Moyes self-isolated this week after contact with Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta.
Close friends Mount and Rice, both 21, were spotted by a dad taking his son to football training on Sunday, at pitches near Barnet, north London.
The duo pulled up in their cars, a Bentley and a Mercedes and then decided to have a kickabout with friends in front of stunned onlookers.
The dad said: “I took my son there for a training session.
“We arrived very early and noticed a car that looked a bit unusual and we wondered who was in it. Then another car arrived with three or four people involved.
“I didn’t recognise anyone quickly but my son recognised Mason Mount as the driver. They were all shouting out of the car window at their mates.
“Then they all played a kickabout of 5/6 side. My son and other children stood there to watch them.
“Declan Rice played too. They were wearing something on their faces but it I’m not sure whether they were using them to protect from people or so they didn’t want them be noticed.
“Mount seemed a bit less unkeen to reveal his identity with his body language.”
A Chelsea spokesperson said that the club have reminded Mason Mount of his responsibilities and behavior.
Meanwhile, West Ham insist that Declan Rice did nothing wrong and was not in isolation.