Jack Grealish: Aston Villa fine captain and donate money to hospital charity

Jack Grealish has been fined by Aston Villa for allegedly breaking self-isolation during the coronavirus crisis engulfing the United Kingdom. The Premier League outfit have donated the money to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.

Mystery surrounds the midfielder as police hunt for the driver of a Range Rover involved in an accident in Birmingham on Sunday morning.

A statement from the Premier League strugglers read: “Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players ignored the Government’s guidance on staying at home during the Coronavirus crisis.

“Club Captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his house was wrong and entirely unnecessary. It breached the government guidelines which are clear and should be adhered to by everybody.

“The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.”

KEY STORY: Jack Grealish: Aston Villa ace ‘deeply embarrassed’ after coronavirus lockdown incident

Grealish issued a message to fans on Monday to admit he is “deeply embarrassed” to have left his house, despite the Government advising citizens to remain indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

He said: “Hi, everybody just want to do a quick video message just to say how deeply embarrassed I am by what has happened this weekend.

“I know it is a tough time for everyone at the moment, being locked indoors for so long, and I obviously got a call off a friend asking to go round to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.

“I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake as I did so I obviously urge everyone to stay at home and follow the rules and the guidelines of what we’ve been asked to do.

“I know for a fact that I will be doing that in the near future now and like I said I urge everyone to do the same.

“I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this and hopefully in the near future we can all be out enjoying ourselves again once this has all boiled over.”

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