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Sports News of Thursday, 30 July 2020


Tevez fumes after police issue arrest warrant for reportedly flouting social distancing rules

Former Manchester United and City star, Carlos Tevez, has responded angriky to an arrest warrant issued by the police who accused him of breaking social distancing rules.

The ex-Juventus striker who now plays for Buenos Aires giants Boca Juniors, was dubbed a covidiot by his countrymen in Argentina after appearing a photoshoot with about 14 locals who has no face masks on.

Pictures recently emerged on Argentine outlet, Ole, of Tevez posing with a group of men, children and a dog on the football pitch by his house despite COVID-19 social distancing rules and restrictions on playing sport are still in force in Argentina.

Reacting to the allegations, Tevez said: "I'm in quarantine here, but people interfere all the time.

"I was going to church with my family on Sunday and some neighbours with children asked me for a photo.

"I posed for it and then they went away.

"I was on my own property, so didn't wear a mask. The kids' father claimed I had a kick-about with them, but that was a lie.

"It was just a photo that took two seconds. The next day a police car came to my house with a warrant.

"I told them this was a joke. It was a warrant for breaking the quarantine.

"Why couldn't they have phoned me instead to ask me what happened?

"I haven't left Maipu. I am in isolation, I train on my own pitch and speak with my teammates via Zoom.

"Someone has come out to try to make money out of me.

"I haven't gone out to play football with anyone. It is a complete pack of lies."

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