England trio Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell, and Tammy Abraham were reportedly caught flouting coronavirus rules by attending a party on Saturday night. The trio are part of Gareth Southgate's squad and are expected to meet up for international duty ahead of the forthcoming games against Wales, Belgium, and Denmark.
However, pictures emerged of them attending Abraham's surprise 23rd birthday party, and as reported by the Daily Mail, the England players were at the gathering of around 20 people, which clearly breaks Government regulations that state people cannot mix in groups of more than six, with fines of up to £10,000 applicable if rules are breached.
The party took place just hours after Chelsea's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in which Chilwell and Abraham featured.
Sancho, who missed Borussia Dortmund's game this weekend with a respiratory illness while testing negative for coronavirus, is in England ahead of meeting up with his international team-mates today.
Abraham issued an apology on Sunday night, saying: "I arrived home to find a small surprise gathering.
"Though I was totally unaware this was planned, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the naivety shown for the organisation and attending of this gathering. All I can do now is learn from it, apologise to everyone and ensure it never happens again."
The players will undergo COVID-19 tests when they meet up with the rest of their teammates, and no decision will be made on their ongoing involvement until the results are known.