Serge Aurier has defended himself as Tottenham investigate another potential breach of lockdown guidelines by the defender after he appeared to receive a haircut at his home.
On Tuesday evening, Aurier posted a series of photos on Instagram of himself having just had a haircut, with the trim presumably taking place the day before Spurs returned to socially-distanced training at Hotspur Way.
The images show the defender alongside another man, with Aurier tagging hairdresser Justin Carr in his post.
With hairdressers in the UK closed until at least July given government rules on social distancing, receiving a haircut from somebody outside his immediate household would be a breach by Aurier.
Aurier’s message alongside the photos reads: “Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon”, which translates to: “The hairdresser is good.”
Aurier was pictured driving into Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training base on Wednesday morning as players prepared to return to training – albeit in shortened, socially distanced sessions.
Premier League players are required to undergo Covid-19 tests twice a week as they train ahead of a potential restart to the season.
Spurs responded by telling Standard Sport that they are “… investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”
However, Aurier followed up on Wednesday afternoon by posting an Instagram story taking aim at the media and defending his actions by claiming both he and his hairdresser have tested negative for Covid-19.