Spurs investigate Serge Aurier for lockdown breach after barber picture

Spurs investigate Serge Aurier for lockdown breach after barber picture

Spurs investigate Serge Aurier for lockdown breach after barber picture

For the third time in a matter of weeks, Tottenham Hotspur's Ivory Coast global defender Serge Aurier has been accused of breaching of physical distancing rules and is facing a hefty fine, according to reports.

The 27-year-old right-back posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist - barber Justin Carr - in his post.

That would violate the UK's social distancing regulations.

Aurier did not specify exactly when he received the haircut, but posted the image nonetheless.

Aurier, who joined Tottenham in the summer of 2017 from Paris Saint-Germain, came out swinging with an Instagram post.

Last month he was training with Tottenham team-mate Moussa Sissoko and posted a video of himself running shuttles while disregarding social distancing.

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"We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately", the BBC reported Spurs as saying in a statement.

The club are likely to take a dim view of Aurier's actions given he has twice been warned about his conduct during lockdown.

And this was not the first time that Aurier had got himself into trouble, after filming himself running with a friend a fortnight before.

The former PSG defender was convicted of assaulting a police officer outside a nightclub in 2016, suspended three Champions League matches for calling a referee a "dirty son of a b*tch" on Twitter, and has endured other incidents.

Next week is a key week for the Premier League "Project Restart" plan as clubs are due to meet on Tuesday (May 26) to discuss a return to full contact training, then again on Thursday (May 28) to vote on whether or not to restart the season. As long as Aurier continues to test negative for the coronavirus, he'll be allowed to train with the team.

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