Sevilla stars ‘set to face disciplinary action as Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Franco Vasquez and Ever Banega party with friends and family in breach of Spain’s coronavirus restrictions’ to throw doubt over La Liga’s June return
- Sevilla stars are expected to face strong sanctions for flouting lockdown rules
- Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Franco Vasquez and Ever Banega partied on Saturday
- Spain’s rules say that no more than 10 people can meet at any single time
- Players have been concerned over strict rules ahead of the league’s return
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
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Sevilla stars are set to face disciplinary action from the Spanish club and the football federation after flouting lockdown rules this weekend.
Lucas Ocampos, Luuk de Jong, Franco Vasquez and Ever Banega were pictured together on Saturday afternoon with friends and family, as the latter’s wife shared an image of the group on her Instagram page.
The post was taken down but did not pass the attention of the club, and Marca reports that the group are set to face strong sanctions for their breaching of the rules in Spain.
Several Sevilla stars are set to face sanctions after breaching Spain’s lockdown restrictions
Ever Banega (L), Lucas Ocampos (R), Luuk de Jong and Franco Vasquez attended the party
Coronavirus lockdown rules in the country state that no more than 10 people can meet at any one time, and that rule is upheld by all LaLiga clubs ahead of the league’s return next month. The photograph appears to show 12 individuals together.
The same report says that the league is expected to sanction the club, who in turn will sanction the players.
The Spanish government on Saturday gave the green light for the league to return in June, saving a host of clubs from financial disaster as a result of the halt in play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In order for the league to return, players are under a strict obligation to remain with their team-mates before games, as seen in the Bundesliga, which made a return last weekend.
Spain’s rules say that no more than 10 people can meet at any one time during rephasing plans
Sportsmail reported on Saturday that players had expressed concerns over strict lockdown rules ahead of LaLiga’s June return. Luuk De Jong (L) and Franco Vasquez (R) are pictured
Marca reports that LaLiga and Sevilla are set to hand the quartet strong sanctions shortly
Sportsmail reported on Saturday that the players union, AFE, is likely to resist any requests for players to move into lockdown team hotels in the lead up to the resumption of the season. And there are concerns about players playing in heat and without adequate rest.
The league have reportedly given assurances that the players’ concerns will be assuaged.
LaLiga President Javier Tebas tweeted following the news of the league’s return: ‘We are very pleased with the decision, it is the result of the great work of the clubs, players, coaches, CSD (Spanish Sports Council) and agents.
‘But it is important to follow health regulations so evolution of the pandemic stays under control. We can’t drop our guard.’
At the time of writing, 28,678 people in Spain have died from the virus, making the country one of the worst hit by the disease.