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Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley ‘in Covid rule-breaking shame’

Aston Villa and England stars Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley ‘in Covid rule-breaking shame after pair left Birmingham to attend all-day party with friends in Mayfair restaurant’

  • Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley allegedly broke coronavirus rules in London
  • It is the second time Jack Grealish has been in trouble regarding Covid rules
  • There are reportedly videos of the pair partying at a restaurant in Mayfair 

Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley face stern questions after allegedly breaking their strict coronavirus rules by partying in London on Saturday.

According to The Sun, the pair were caught on film at the Bagatelle restaurant in Mayfair along with a number of other people.

It was Barkley’s 27th birthday celebration, and he was joined by Grealish and others as witnesses are said to have seen them ‘drinking champagne, vodka, and beer from around 3pm.’

Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley allegedly broke coronavirus rules on Saturday in London

Restaurant-goers reportedly saw the pair eating and drinking from 3pm into the evening

Restaurant-goers reportedly saw the pair eating and drinking from 3pm into the evening

According to The Sun, a witness at the restaurant said: ‘You wouldn’t have thought there was a global health pandemic going on. They were arrogantly partying without a care. Staff wore masks but Grealish and Barkley didn’t.’

One video supposedly shows Barkley having an argument with someone, while another reportedly shows him hugging other people at the restaurant.

Grealish is also said to have been filmed dancing and talking to two women at a table.

Ross Barkley, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, is currently out of action with an injury

Ross Barkley, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, is currently out of action with an injury

London is currently in Tier 2 of the Government’s coronavirus guidelines, which prevents you from socialising with anyone you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, in any indoor setting.  

As Aston Villa spokesperson reportedly said: ‘Having reviewed footage forwarded to us on Saturday, it appears as though two of our players who live in Tier 2 areas of the country were eating in a restaurant in a tier 2 location on Saturday afternoon during a weekend off. They left the restaurant at 7.45pm.’ 

Sportsmail has contacted Barkley’s agency Wasserman for comment. 

Grealish and Barkley reportedly traveled to London to party at a restaurant on Saturday

Grealish and Barkley reportedly traveled to London to party at a restaurant on Saturday

It’s not the first time Jack Grealish has been in trouble regarding coronavirus regulations. 

Back in March, he issued an apology after admitting he had partied at an ex-team-mate’s flat in the middle of the first lockdown.

The Aston Villa man then crashed his Range Rover early in the morning, the day after he had urged his social media followers to stay at home during the pandemic.

Grealish was seen partying during lockdown in March, and then later crashed his car

Grealish was seen partying during lockdown in March, and then later crashed his car 

Police then investigated the crash involving the white Range Rover the morning after

Police then investigated the crash involving the white Range Rover the morning after

Jack Grealish apologised for partying in a video posted to his social media accounts

He did not mention the Range Rover crash that damaged two cars

Jack Grealish took to social media back in March to apologise for his behaviour

Later in the year, Grealish said: ‘I know I am a footballer but I’m still human and we all make mistakes and straight away I knew I’d made a mistake.

‘I’m also a role model as well to a lot of people out there, especially young children who might look up to me.’ 

Questions will now be raised over their role in the England team, after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were cast out of the squad by Gareth Southgate for several games when they broke lockdown rules in Iceland in September. 

Aston Villa were set to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Friday, but the game was called off after a number of positive tests at St James’ Park. 

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