On Friday, Manchester City’s Kyle Walker says he is being “harassed” after admitting he breached coronavirus lockdown rules to visit his sister and parents.
Last month, he hosted a party at his home but Walker has hit back at the latest stories, insisting that he is being targeted which is affecting his family’s health.
Walker wrote oh his Twitter official account that “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.”
Walker admitted that he violated the Coronavirus regulations by visiting Sheffield to see his sister and his parents. For this he could be fined and cautioned by police.
“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,” he said.
“She hugged me to remind me that 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”, Walker added in a statement.
Walker criticised media for invading the privacy of his family, saying he constantly felt he was being followed. Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has forced him to apologies after breaking the rules. Walker said the response to his actions had been disproportionate, raising mental health concerns.