For breaching the Covid-19 rule by inviting women into their hotel room, Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and United’s Mason Greenwood were sent home after it was confirmed they both stepped on the line. That incident has sparked a police investigation and the pair could be hit with fines, while they have been sent back to England and will have to obey quarantine guidelines before returning to their respective clubs for training.
“Following the story which has emerged today regarding my actions in Iceland, I want to make a full apology,” Foden wrote in a note published on Twitter. The England boss Southgate expressed disappointment on both players as he had this to say: “They have got responsibilities and they have apologised,” he said. “What is clear is that there was a breach of the coronavirus guidelines. We spent such a long time getting those measures in place – the whole squad followed that together. It is a very serious situation and we have treated it that way. Obviously, they have been naive, we have dealt with it appropriately.”