Man City will not take action against Kyle Walker for flouting lockdown rules

Manchester City will not take disciplinary action against Kyle Walker after the defender issued an explanation on Twitter as to why he flouted lockdown rules.

Walker travelled to Sheffield on Wednesday to visit his sister, where he hugged her after handing over a birthday present.

He then went to see his parents and collect some home-cooked meals.

After his movements were reported in the media, Walker issued a heartfelt explanation where he detailed the struggles he has endured since the lockdown was enforced.

Walker hit the headlines for the wrong reasons last month after allegedly hosting a party involving two sex workers at his home.

He is facing disciplinary action from his club over that incident, but will not face a further rap for his trip back to his home city to see family.

City believe the personal circumstances behind the journey provide important context as to why he flouted the government guidelines.

On Twitter, the England defender wrote: "I feel as though I have stayed silent for long enough.

"In light of the most recent article published about me and my family, I feel as though I have no choice but to address things publicly.

"I have recently gone through one of the toughest periods of my life, which I take full responsibility for. However, I now feel as though I am being harassed.

"This is no longer solely affecting me, but affecting the health of my family and my young children too.

"In relation to the events on Wednesday, I travelled to Sheffield to give my sister a birthday card and present, but also to speak to one of the few people I believe I can trust in my life.

"She hugged me to remind me how much she cares and that I am loved. What am I meant to do – push her away? I then travelled to my parents' house to pick up some home-cooked meals.

"Again it's been an extremely tough couple of months for them: everything I've gone through in my life they have gone through with me.

"What have my parents and sister done to deserve their privacy being invaded by photographers following me to their homes?

"I constantly feel as though I'm being followed. I don't even feel safe in the confines of my own home – why should they have to feel like that too? Who deserves that?

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