The Watford forward, who is a close friend of Grealish, also targeted Mason Mount after being pictured playing soccer in the opening games of the weekend.
Mount, however, was not released after Prime Minister Boris Johnson implemented lockdowns like Grealish.
Deeney, who traded shirts with Grealish after the loss of Dean Smith’s team to Vicarage Road in December, explained why Grealish could have felt the need to go out despite a message on social media advising fans .
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The former Walsall striker spoke on The United Stand on YouTube, discussing Grealish’s subsequent apology and the aftermath of his actions.
“Jack is my guy,” said Deeney, a Birmingham City fan.
“Jack is my good guy, boy, unfortunately plays for this team we don’t talk about.
“But Jack is my boy.
“Do you know what it showed me, in a larger conversation, is what happens when you force people to do stuff for clubs.
“So he’s releasing this video, he’s not doing that.
“The second video of him and you hear him say,” I’m sorry, “it’s him, because he says he messed up there.
“It’s over on social media, the clubs say,” Publish this, do this, do this, do this. “
“Really, if you are a young person – and when I say it is not fair – if you are a young person, you literally go, based on everything you have been told,” this virus doesn’t not really affect, I’m fit and healthy, I’m going out. “
“It’s not the right way to think, I don’t think like that, but I can understand people who think. “
“Until it affects the house, why are you going to change?
“Not just with him but with young people in general – do you think he is the only one to go out?
“Mason Mount, the first week he is at Powerleague.
“And it went under the radar, no one hammered it.
“He doesn’t have to go out and apologize, he just said,” Ah, I should have done better, sorry. “”
Deeney added, “It’s a growth thing.
“I don’t envy being, what is he, 24?
“Earn money, not children, what will he do?
“Do you sit in the yard alone?”
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“Me at 25, do you think that prevents me from going out?
” You’re angry?
“And I had kids, but it’s just my mentality of how I was.
“So I just think he was irresponsible, he knows he was irresponsible, but I also think he’s a kid.
“In football, it is:” How dare you? ”
“You make money, people look at you, people admire you – but we didn’t ask that, we didn’t ask people to admire us.
“We understand and appreciate the responsibility, but we will make mistakes, you know. “