The Vancouver Whitecaps have imposed a quarantine of 14 days to the striker Yordy Reyna and defender Jasser Khmiri for failing to comply with the directives of containment related to the coronavirus.
The team of British Columbia has confirmed the Wednesday after the local network of Global had shown Reyna playing soccer in the company of a few individuals in a park in the city. The scene was captured by a viewer who then relayed on the social networks. The Whitecaps have been made aware of and have sanctioned the Peruvian.
“Our authorities in the field of public health do an incredible job during this crisis and we fully supports it. As an organization, and a member of our community, we must assume the responsibility to show our leadership on this subject that we take very seriously. We have been extremely clear in our communications about the importance of social distancing and respect of sanitary rules,” said the sports director of the Whitecaps, Axel Schuster, by way of a press release.
“I am sincerely sorry for my actions and I apologize to the community, my teammates and my coaches,” added Reyna.
For Khmiri, the circumstances justifying the club’s decision have not been specified.