Milivojevic, Crystal Palace captain Luka apologised on Wednesday for breaching Covid-19 guidelines after attending a party on New Year’s Eve.
“I want to publicly apologise for my actions on New Year’s Eve,”
Milivojevic said in a statement. Social media pictures showed the Serbian midfielder and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic at a gathering with at least seven other people. Milivojevic actions were condemned by Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
government guidelines, people living in Tier 4 regions which includes London where the two clubs are located, are not allowed to mix with others outside their own household.
“As captain of Crystal
Palace I am fully aware that my responsibilities go beyond football, and that in this instance, I have let the fans, the club, my manager and teammates down.
“It’s was a really difficult and challenging moment for everyone, I am truly grateful that I am able to continue to do the
job I love and I do not take this for granted Milivojevic added.
I am very sorry to anyone
who has been made to feel angry, hurt or upset by my actions.” Milivojevic, who tested negative for Covid-19 and played in Palace’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United over the weekend, said he would be making a donation to the National Health Service.
The Serbian duo were not the only
Premier League players to breach Covid-19 protocols in recent weeks. Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon were pictured together at a Christmas party along with West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini. Manchester City full back Benjamin Mendy hosted a party on New Year’s Eve. Urhobo Daily