England stars Sancho, Abraham and Chilwell flout coronavirus laws on eve of internationals

England stars Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell landed themselves in hot water as they were filmed attending a party on Saturday night in breach of Covid-19 laws.

The three players were in a reported gathering of 20 people for Abraham’s 23rd birthday on Saturday night. 

The party occurred just days before they are meant to meet up with the England squad for friendlies against Wales and Belgium.

According to The Sun, the party was a surprise for Abraham’s birthday, and was held at his London mansion.

Current UK covid laws restrict groups of more than 6 from gathering in public or private.

The FA have confirmed none of the players involved will be removed from the squad.

In the footage obtained by The Sun, Abraham can be seen with his girlfriend while the group sings happy birthday to him.

Sancho, who officially missed Borussia Dortmund’s SC Freiburg match due to illness, was seen with a mask on standing in the crowd.

Abraham admitted that he had no idea the party was taking place.

The young striker apologised to fans and conceded he had been naïve. 

Abraham said: “I arrived home to find a small surprise gathering.

“Though I was totally unaware this was planned, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the naivety shown for the organisation and attending of this gathering.

“All I can do now is learn from it, apologise to everyone and ensure it never happens again.”

England boss Gareth Southgate is said to be seething with the trio, but will not be dropping any of them from his squad.

Instead, he will apparently have a sit-down with his entire squad this week and tell them to stop embarrassing themselves. 

The latest setback for the Three Lions comes just a month after youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood flouted lockdown rules while away in Iceland.

After their 0-0 draw, the pair invited local girls back to their hotel, with footage again ending up all over social media the following day.

Hours before the party, Chilwell had made his Chelsea debut in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

The left-back, who set the club back £50million this summer, found the net in the first half after slamming home from close range.

Abraham also had an impressive afternoon, though failed to find the scoresheet.

Sancho’s last appearance came on September 26th, having missed Dortmund’s last two outings through illness while he is heavily linked with a deadline day move to Manchester United.

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