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Kyle Walker admits his actions were wrong, but argued that his family did not deserve press intrusion

Kyle Walker admits his actions were wrong, but argued that his family did not deserve press intrusion

Kyle Walker defended himself after breaking the lock for the second time, saying he felt he and his family were being harassed.

The Manchester City defender responded to reports that he had broken the lock again during a visit to his sister and parents in Sheffield.

While Walker took full responsibility for not respecting quarantine rules, he berated what he thought was an overzealous press that interfered in his family life.

In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Walker said, “I feel like I have been silent long enough.

“In light of the latest article on me and my family, I feel like I have no choice but to speak out publicly.

“I recently went through one of the most difficult times in my life, for which I take full responsibility.

“However, I now feel like I am being harassed. “

The 29-year-old’s attempts to resolve the recent controversies come after it was widely reported that he had held a party at his home last month.

Walker Visited Family In Sheffield Despite Coronavirus Lockout

Walker Visited Family In Sheffield Despite Coronavirus Lockout

Walker also apologized on this occasion, reiterating the importance of his role as a model and complying with current lockdowns.

But the English defender believes that the side effects of increased press interest are weighing heavily on his young family.

However, while conceding his status as a professional footballer brings further consideration, he says he felt compelled to speak out on his family’s “invasion of privacy” and asked, “When is this enough , enough? “

“It no longer affects me alone, it also affects the health of my family and my young children,” said Walker.

“Regarding the events on Wednesday, I went to Sheffield to give my sister a birthday card and a gift, but also to speak to one of the few people I think I can trust in my life.

“She hugged me to remind me of how much she cared about me and that I was loved. What did I want to do – push her away?

“I then traveled to my parents’ house to take home cooked meals. Again, these have been extremely difficult months for them: everything I have experienced in my life, they have lived with me.

“What did my parents and sister do to deserve their privacy to be invaded by photographers who follow me home? I constantly feel like I’m being followed. I don’t even feel safe within the confines of my own home – why should they have to feel like that too? Who deserves this?

“I am in a privileged position as a model and professional athlete, and I can assure you of my education that I do not take it for granted. But at what point are my feelings taken into account?

“My family has been torn apart, it has been dragged into the press, and I ask: when is this enough?

“At a time when the focus is naturally on Covid-19, when is mental health considered, a disease that affects each victim differently? I am a human being, with feelings of pain and anger like everyone else.

“Being in the public eye as a professional athlete doesn’t make you immune to that. It’s sad, but I feel like my life is being examined without any context.

“I understand if people are upset or angry with me, but it was important that people understand my life better. “

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