Tottenham duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso are set to be fined by the club after they defied orders to travel for international duty.
There had been a club vs country row between Premier League clubs and the red list countries before this international break.
The clubs attempted to lobby the government to grant exemptions to players travelling to the countries for the latest international matches so that they won’t have to quarantine for 10 days on their return.
However, the UK government refused to grant them such an exemption and the clubs decided together not to release their players to the red list nation.
But Romero, Lo Celso and other Argentine players in the EPL defied the orders from their club and they travelled.
Interestingly, their match against Brazil was abandoned because they were accused of breaking quarantine rules.
The Telegraph is now reporting that Tottenham will fine their players who went for the matches.
Matt Law posted a link to the article on his Twitter account and here are some reactions:
But they already knew they were going— Jordan J MacGeever (@j_macgeever) September 6, 2021
what a mess, i understand wanted to play for your country but qualification is pretty much guaranteed if you’re argentinian. why bother for one match week— danny (@exofried) September 6, 2021
Coupled with the Harry Kane fines for refusing to train, that stadium refurbishment should be paid off in no time…..— Dominic Doherty (@DominicDoherty2) September 6, 2021
What a mess!— Chirag Patel (@chiragcp1982) September 6, 2021
"Clubs are obliged to release their registered players to the representative teams of the country for which the player is eligible to play on the basis of his nationality if they are called up… Any agreement between a player and a club to the contrary is prohibited."— Neeks (@NeeksQuamina) September 6, 2021