After pictures of 20-year-old striker Moise Kean were captured in the English tabloid on Saturday hosted a relaxed house party for his friends, Everton publicly expressed their condemnation of such wrongful behaviour.
The 20-year-old Italian striker, who arrived in Everton from Juventus last summer, was either not clear on government instructions or worse, he simply didn’t think they applied to him. He didn’t even try to hide his transgression by posting a few videos via Snapchat.
Kean thus followed the bad example of a Manchester City football player Kyle Walker who organized a private party with two prostitutes, which was also reported by the British media. Walker has repented and apologized for his betrayal of family, friends, club, fans and the public.
As such, Everton assured the public that they did not view it as a light matter. After all, in the UK, more than 20,000 people have died from the effects of COVID-19.
“Everton FC is appalled at the incident of a first-team member ignoring government instructions and club regulations regarding a coronavirus crisis,” the English Premier League said.
The statement further said, “The club expressed its great disappointment to the player and made it clear that such behaviour was unacceptable. Everton regularly expressed the importance of adhering to Government guidance, including rules and advice for behaviour inside and outside the home, through a series of official communications to all our staff and players.”
Kean is likely to face charges for this behaviour, though Everton has yet to clarify what exactly they will be.