Brighton and Hove Albion player Aaron Connolly could find himself in trouble after he was caught on video romping on a woman amid strict COVID-19 restrictions in the UK.
According to The Sun, the 21-year old was caught in a video that was shot earlier this month.
“It’s shocking. Connolly invited the girl to the house where he’s been staying and had sex with her.
“It appears their sex session was filmed and a video was made,” a source was quoted by The Sun.
It is understood the player was single at the time the video was taken.
Brighton boss Graham Potter earlier last week ruled Connolly out of the team’s upcoming games as he said he had a cracked rib.
He missed the defeat to Leicester City and is set to be out for the rest of the month.
A club spokesperson has since spoken on the incident, where he said they are taking it “extremely seriously”.
“The club has repeatedly made clear to all players and staff the need to imply with the lock down rules, and made clear to player the added need to comply with additional measures to keep them and their families safe,” the spokesperson said.
Richard Masters, the Premier League chief executive, had earlier emphasized on the importance of players setting a good example during the pandemic.
“It’s very disappointing if you see anyone in football, not just players, breaching government guidelines.”