Everton say they are “appalled” by the behaviour of striker Moise Kean for breaking coronavirus lockdown guidelines by staging a party at his home.
The Italian filmed himself having a party with guests and his home, clearly breaching social distancing regulations set out by the UK Government.
Everton have branded Kean’s actions as “unacceptable” as they lashed out at their player for not showing the NHS due respect by following the national lockdown procedures.
A club statement read: “Everton Football Club was appalled to learn of an incident in which a first team player ignored Government guidance and club policy in relation to the coronavirus crisis.
“The club has strongly expressed its disappointment to the player and made it clear that such actions are completely unacceptable.
“Everton has regularly stressed the importance of following all the Government guidelines – including rules and advice for inside and outside of the home – through a series of official communications to all staff members, including players.
“The amazing people in the NHS deserve the utmost respect for their hard work and sacrifice. The best way to show them respect is by doing everything we can to protect them.”
Kean, who joined from Juventus for a reported £24million last summer, is likely to face disciplinary action.
Kean is the latest Premier League player to flout the rules after Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker were forced to apologise for breaching the restrictions while Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko said sorry after training together last week.
The 20-year-old has failed to impress in his debut season in England, scoring just once in 26 games for the Toffees.