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Palmeiras' Luiz Adriano has worst trip to supermarket ever after breaking quarantine

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Apr 7, 2021, 12:55 PM GMT+1
The forward should have stayed at home
The forward should have stayed at home | Colin McPhedran/MB Media/Getty Images

A worrying amount of footballers have broken quarantine rules since the pandemic began, but none have been caught in quite the same fashion as Palmeiras striker Luiz Adriano.

A vague recollection of Adriano's time in Europe is likely locked away somewhere in your memory. In case your mind needs jolting, though, the Brazilian enjoyed a fruitful spell at Shakhtar Donetsk before having stints with Milan and Spartak Moscow.

Luiz Adriano holds the joint-record for most goals in Champions League game | SERGEI SUPINSKY/Getty Images

He is perhaps best remembered for sticking five goals pass poor old BATE Borisov in a Champions League group game back in 2014. Well, that was his career highlight. Until now.

As reported by Portuguese outlet Record, Adriano will be absent for his side's game against Defensa y Justicia on Wednesday after testing positive for coronavirus. That is not the whole story, though.

When he should have been isolating, Adriano drove his mother to the supermarket - a decision that would prove disastrous. When pulling away with the groceries he apparently knocked over a cyclist. Let's take a look at the statement he posted on Instagram to find out more.

"I was told to stay in a quarantined house under the supervision of the DM, but I went to the supermarket in the mall to take my mother, who does not know how to drive, without getting out of the car and wearing a mask," he began.

"I ended up getting involved in an accident in that a bicycle hit the car at the exit of the parking lot. I remained in my mask and away at all times, but I could not help providing assistance to the person who suffered the accident."

Tell you what, that is a costly trip to the supermarket. He should have opted for home delivery instead...