‘Gutted’ Ian Wright reveals what he told Jack Grealish after he broke coronavirus lockdown rules

first_img‘Gutted’ Ian Wright reveals what he told Jack Grealish after he broke coronavirus lockdown rules Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Mar 2020 1:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Ian Wright has revealed what he told Jack Grealish after he broke coronavirus lockdown rules (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright says he was ‘gutted’ Jack Grealish defied coronavirus lockdown measures and contacted the Aston Villa captain to express his disappointment.Grealish said he was ‘deeply embarrassed’ after he was pictured at the scene of a car accident in Birmingham on Sunday.The incident came hours after Grealish, 24, had urged fans to ‘stay home’ during the country’s coronavirus lockdown.‘I am gutted because people could have been hurt, that is the thing,’ Arsenal and England hero Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisement‘People do not realise, not just with what is going on, but people could have been hurt and I hope that he is sitting somewhere now realising the enormity of the mistake he has made – that is all I am hoping.‘I have messaged him so he knows how I feel. I am very, very angry about it.‘He came up from the Championship with the weight of Aston Villa and all their expectations on him, and let’s face it, with the way that he has played this season, he has answered everything to carry that club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘People think as a professional footballeryou make a mistake, but no, the reason you are a professional footballer isthat you have to lead by example.‘He is linked with a massive club inManchester United, so you think to yourself that you have to act accordingly.‘It doesn’t matter if you are 24, you have to act accordingly and I hope that this isn’t something that is going to cause him a lot of problems. I really do hope that.’ Comment Advertisement Aston Villa captain Grealish was slammed by Piers Morgan (Picture: Getty)Grealish admitted he was ‘deeply embarrassed’ after defying the coronavirus lockdown measures, which were brought in to tackle the spread of COVID-19.‘I just want to do a quick video message just to say how deeply embarassed I am about what happened this weekend,’ said Grealish.‘I know it’s a tough time for everyone at the moment, being locked indoors for so long. I obviously got a call from a friend asking to go round to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake I did.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I urge everyone to stay at home and follow the rules and guidelines with what we’ve been asked to do. I know for a fact I’ll be doing that in the near future now. I urge everyone to do the same.‘I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this and hopefully in the future we can all be out enjoying ourselves again once this has all boiled over.’Aston Villa confirmed on Monday that they had fined Grealish, with the proceeds donated to the University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Ikea Wembley store turns into mass-coronavirus testing centre for NHS staffMORE: Ian Wright offers transfer advice to Harry Kane amid Man Utd speculationlast_img

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