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Man City react to Benjamin Mendy’s COVID-19 rule breach

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The Manchester City full-back broke UK government guidelines just days after five of his own teammates tested positive for COVID-19.

Manchester City plan to launch an internal investigation on Benjamin Mendy after the full-back broke COVID-19 regulations.

Mendy held a New Year’s Eve party at his Manchester residence. He invited a chef and two friends to the bash in an obvious violation of the Tier 4 guidelines in the UK, which prevent people from mixing indoors.

The Frenchman’s girlfriend, his niece, and nephew – who are all part of his bubble – were also reportedly in attendance.

A spokesman for Mendy has allegedly confirmed it to The Sun, apologized on the player’s behalf, and revealed he has undergone another COVID-19 test.

The 26-year-old’s actions came shortly after City had to postpone their Premier League match against Everton on December 28 after five players tested positive for COVID-19. Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker are among them. The other three players haven’t been named so far.

“The club is aware of a New Year’s Eve COVID-19 breach involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent media reporting of it,” read a statement from Manchester City.

“While it is understood that elements of this incident have been misinterpreted in the reports, and that the player has publicly apologised for his error, the club is disappointed to learn of the transgression and will be conducting an internal investigation.”

Pep Guardiola’s squad visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening for their latest Premier League match.