Argentine Manuel Lanzini, West Ham United player, competing in the English Premier League, sought to correct the mistake he made when he violated the measures to prevent the emerging coronavirus, during Christmas, by donating to a food bank in the British capital.
Earlier, the 27-year-old midfielder had apologized after pictures emerged of him at a Christmas party alongside Tottenham Hotspur players Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon.
According to British government instructions since December 19, residents of cities severely affected by the Coronavirus such as London, where Tottenham and West Ham are located, should not mix with any other people on Christmas.
“I thought a lot about my actions and realized that what happened cannot be changed, but I have spoken with club officials and the coach and I want to do something useful,” Lanzini wrote on social media.
He continued: “Given that I have been in the ranks of West Ham for a long time, I know what community service means for the club and I want to contribute to something that concerns us all and that concerns the community and the club’s fans.”
“I will make a donation to Newham Food Bank, and I hope this helps in this difficult time,” he said.
Yesterday, Friday, the Premier League had put in place new measures for clubs related to combating the spread of the dreaded virus, and threatened to take punitive measures against players who violate these measures during training or on match days.