Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden ‘paid hotel employee to smuggle girls into hotel’
Shamed England duo Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden reportedly paid a hotel employee to help them smuggle two Icelandic girls into their hotel room.
Greenwood and Foden were kicked out of England’s training camp in Iceland over the weekend, having breached coronavirus protocols by inviting the girls into England’s official team hotel.
The Manchester United and Manchester City youngsters were caught after footage leaked online that showed the girls had made it into their room.
And according to The Sun, the pair allegedly paid an inside man to help smuggle them in amid strict coronavirus regulations.
After hearing of the incident, Gareth Southgate sent Greenwood and Foden home from England’s training camp and branded their hotel antics “naive”.
They have since issued apologies, nonetheless, before returning back to Manchester on Monday night.
The incident came just hours after both men made their England debuts in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Iceland.
Foden was given a start by Southgate on the night, while Greenwood came on as a second-half substitute.
And to celebrate their international bows, Greenwood and Foden invited model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her cousin Lara Clausen back to the team hotel despite coronavirus protocols being in place.
According to reports, the disgraced duo were first collared by England’s physio, who reprimanded them over the incident before they met up with the rest of the squad for breakfast.
If the physio had not intervened, Greenwood and Foden could have sparked a major Covid-19 breach and caused last night’s clash with Denmark to be postponed over safety concerns.
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A source told The Sun: “They were very keen to meet the women and needed help from an employee, who received a very generous tip. There cannot be any doubt they knew what they did was wrong. All the rules had been drummed into them.
“There was less security than usual travelling as no fans were allowed in the stadium and the players took advantage of that.”
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