Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson has instructed talkSPORT that Ebere Eze can be fined after turning into the newest footballer to breach coronavirus protocols final weekend.
The gifted playmaker attended former membership QPR’s FA Cup tie with Fulham on January 9 and didn’t put on a masks always whereas on the Kiyan Prince Basis Stadium.
Eze’s request to attend the fixture was granted by QPR on the situation he adopted COVID-19 protocols and returned a adverse coronavirus take a look at previous to the match.
Palace have been left fuming with the 22-year-old’s actions and in a membership assertion on Monday insisted they might cope with the matter internally and described his actions as an ‘error of judgement’.
QPR additionally admitted they made a mistake in permitting their ex-starlet to attend the fixture.
Eze is just not the one Palace participant to land themselves in scorching water in current instances, after skipper Luka Milivojevic breached COVID-19 pointers by attending a celebration on New Yr’s Eve.
And talking to the media forward of their recreation with Arsenal tomorrow night time – reside on talkSPORT – Hodgson confirmed Eze wouldn’t be dropped for the London derby however could be receiving an acceptable punishment for his actions.
“In the event you’re asking me on this event that the silly factor Eberechi Eze did deserves that he must be unnoticed of the group then I don’t,” he remarked.
“It does advantage a wonderful, as a result of a slap on the wrist is just not sufficient. He’s bought to know we take this very critically.
“We don’t need any of our gamers concerned in any manner breaching the coronavirus guidelines which have been put on the market, which so many individuals are working onerous to respect.
“When one thing occurs when one in every of our gamers has been proven to not respect it, although I believe he did it naively and foolishly, not a decided gesture on his half to exit and break a rule, however he did break a rule.
“He’s been made very a lot conscious that we take that critically and we’re not pleased with him in any respect.
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“The one manner we are able to actually present that’s by fining him, which is one thing that I’m personally not a giant fan.
“In the course of the years any gamers which have labored with me [will tell you] I’m not one to go straight to the fines however on this event that’s the place I believe this error of judgment that he’s made deserves and he must be very sure or very warning he doesn’t make some other errors of judgement of this sort sooner or later as a result of I can take the general public at giant take clear exception to him.”