Manchester United will speak to Marcos Rojo about his behavior after the defender breaks the lockdown rules
Manchester United will speak to Marcos Rojo about his behavior after the defender breaks Argentina’s final rules for smoking and playing cards with friends
- Manchester United will speak to Marcos Rojo after breaking the lockdown rules
- The defender was filmed smoking and playing cards with friends in Argentina
- The meeting appears to violate Argentina’s strict Covid-19 locking protocols
- Rojo joined the youth club Estudiantes in January, which he borrowed from Man United
Manchester United will speak to Marcos Rojo after filming the player who ignored the lockdown rules in his native Argentina.
Rojo, who is on loan to Estudiantes until the end of the season, was seen playing poker and smoking with friends in a social media video later removed by his brother Franco.
The gathering of friends around Rojo appears to be a violation of Argentina’s lockdown rules, recently extended to President May 10 by President Alberto Fernandez.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo was filmed smoking while playing cards with friends who apparently broke the rules of Covid-19 in his native Argentina
A nationwide mandatory quarantine has been in place since mid-March, although some restrictions were relaxed: people were allowed to go within 500 meters of their home to practice.
However, it does not allow visits from other people, especially in the groups shown in the video.
United confirmed that they will contact the 30-year-old defender and remind him of his responsibilities.
Defender Rojo moved on loan to his youth club Estudiantes de la Plata in January
United reminds the defender of his responsibilities after the lockdown violation
The incident comes less than a week after Everton striker Moise Kean was caught hosting a house party during the lockdown in England.
The 20-year-old reportedly sent images of himself partying in his Cheshire apartment to a private Snapchat group and was in violation of government guidelines for the current pandemic.
Aston Villa star Jack Grealish was also caught on ‘stupid’ overriding government lockdown rules when he attended an evening party at former teammate Ross McCormack’s flat.
It comes less than a week after Everton’s Moise Kean was caught ignoring government rules
Jack Grealish made an apologetic apology for breaking lockdown rules to attend a party
Grealish was pictured leaving a penthouse apartment where he crashed his £ 70,000 Range Rover and damaged two parked cars, and has since issued a rambling apology on social media.
Manchester City star Kyle Walker also received similar criticism after having a party with two sex workers during the lockdown.
Rojo is signed to Old Trafford until next year, but only started 13 games in two years before lending in January and spoke of his desire to extend his stay with Estudiantes.
There are nearly 5,000 coronavirus cases registered in Argentina and 237 deaths since this weekend.