Brazilian footballer Luiz Adriano tests positive for Covid … but then escapes quarantine to drive his mother to the supermarket, runs over a cyclist in his car – and tries to excuse it by saying he always has his mask on kept!
- Palmeiras player Luiz Adriano tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week
- According to the rules, he would stay at home for 10 days and be quarantined
- However, Adriano left home on Tuesday to drive his mother to the supermarket
- As he left the parking lot, he hit a bicycle and caused facial injuries
- Adriano was filmed standing on the street while the cyclist was being treated
- The player apologized for his violation of protocol and was fined
Brazilian forward Luiz Adriano knocked over a cyclist while shopping after escaping isolation after a positive Covid-19 test – before attempting to excuse his actions by saying he was wearing a mask.
The former AC Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk player, now with Palmeiras in his home country, was found positive for the virus in routine tests at his club on Monday.
The 33-year-old was to be quarantined at home for 10 days, in accordance with the club’s rules, despite being asymptomatic.
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Palmeiras player Luiz Adriano is in trouble after breaking Covid-19 quarantine regulations to run errands to his mother and then hitting a cyclist with his car in Brazil.
In a Twitter video showing the aftermath of the collision, Luiz Adriano can be seen (left) treating the cyclist he hit with his car (right) for facial injuries
But, as he explained in an Instagram post, Adriano left the house to drive his mom to a mall to go shopping.
Although the player insisted that he wear a mask and not leave his car, he collided with a bicycle when exiting the parking lot and left the rider treatment for a bloody face.
A Twitter video appeared in which Adriano is standing on the sidewalk while the cyclist is lying on the ground and being treated by a paramedic.
Adriano admitted his error of judgment on Wednesday in an Instagram post, writing, ‘I was ordered to stay in a quarantined house … but yesterday I went to the grocery store in the mall to take my mom who can’t driving without leaving my car and wearing a mask.
‘But I got involved in an accident where a bicycle hit the car at the exit of the parking lot.
Adriano explained what had happened and apologized for his mistake in an Instagram post
The striker now misses Sunday’s Supercopa do Brasil match against Flamengo
‘I always stayed in my mask and away, but I couldn’t help but help the person who had the accident. Everyone is good.
‘Yes, I shouldn’t have left the house, I made a mistake, I admit!
‘We live in difficult times, we all have to be careful and respect safety protocols. We can always help in one way or another and, above all, recognize our mistakes and learn from them. ‘
Adriano now misses the Supercopa do Brasil final against Flamengo next Sunday.
Adriano celebrates with Willian (right) after scoring a goal for Shakhtar Donetsk against Chelsea in a Champions League game in November 2012
He has been fined for his violation of Covid-19 with the money donated to a food charity.
A spokesperson for the player said AS: “He did not drive recklessly, he gave all the support and attention to the victim, who is recovering and in good condition.”
Brazil has been hit very hard by Covid-19 with the death toll of more than 313,000 people in second place to the United States worldwide. There are more than 13 million cases of the virus in the country.