The Manchester City star broke social distancing and self-isolation rules by hosting a party at his Cheshire home last week.
Walker moved quickly to apologize for the violation, but the club issued a statement that not only made it clear that he would be investigated, but reiterated the club’s position on support for the locking and protecting NHS workers.
The alleged rule violation came just hours before Walker – who separated from his partner last year – appeared in a video urging people to follow the guidelines on coronaviruses to save lives and protect the NHS.
In a statement to The sun , Walker said, “I want to take this opportunity to apologize publicly for the choices I made last week.
“I understand that my position as a professional footballer carries the responsibility of being a model.
“As such, I want to apologize to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for abandoning them. “
But the player will face the action of the club which has also told all of its staff that they must strictly adhere to the guidelines. “
City reacted promptly to Walker’s admission, issuing a statement which reads: “Manchester City FC hear about a story in a tabloid newspaper about Kyle Walker’s privacy in relation to a violation UK foreclosure and social distancing rules.
“Footballers are world role models, and our staff and players have worked to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of COVID-19 coronavirus, in every way possible. Kyle’s actions in this matter directly contravened these efforts.
“We are disappointed to hear these allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apologies, and will be conducting internal disciplinary proceedings in the coming days. “