NRL Players Latrell Mitchell & Josh Addo-Carr Are Under Police Investigation After Breaking Social Distancing Rule
NRL players Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr have apologised for breaking social distancing laws after Josh posted a photo of the pair among a group of lads over the weekend.
Mitchell confirmed they’d slipped up when they were seen around a campfire with 10 mates and the matter is now being investigated by the NSW police and NRL board.
"I have been up here [in Taree] with my family for four or five weeks practising social distancing," Mitchell said in a video he posted to his Instagram.
"It was a little bit of a slip up,” he confirmed, saying that they didn’t mean to break the rules but to instead reconnect.
The NRL are currently pushing to relaunch their season on May 28, a very optimistic date by all accounts and this “slip up” is a major setback for the sport.
On Monday, the NRL called the photos "unacceptable" after all players agreed to stick to the health and safety protocols when the competition was shut down due to COVID-19. "On face value, the image in today's media is both disappointing and an unacceptable breach of health orders," the league said in a statement. "Our players are role models and we expect them to lead by example during this pandemic."
Not a good day for the NRL.
With plenty of fans excited for the return of league games, this certainly isn't a great look for the organisation. Strictly speaking the rules should absolutely apply to everyone.
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