Mason Mount has apologised to head coach Frank Lampard after he was spotted playing football in public with West Ham midfielder Declan Rice while he was supposed to be under self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea announced that the whole first-team squad and the staff will follow the government guidelines and will be in self-isolation after Callum Hudson-Odoi was tested positive for COVID-19.
However, Mason Mount was seen enjoying a kick-about with West Ham midfielder and his best friend and England teammate Declan Rice at Trent Park Football centre, on Sunday.
The whole Chelsea’s first-team squad and staff members who had a close contact with Hudson-Odoi were under isolation to prevent other players to be infected with the virus.
However, the 21-year old player neglected the instructions and went out to play football with friends. Chelsea officials are believed to be incensed by his actions, and gave him a stern constrictions on Monday.
After being reminded of his responsibilities to the club, Mount has apologised to Frank Lampard about that he ignored the club's instructions and broke the self-isolation.
Mason Mount does not have any coronavirus symptoms nor has he displayed one. Rice, on the other hand, is not under the same restrictions as his England teammate Mason Mount as non of the West Ham players has contracted the virus.