Kyle Walker may be hit with a fine of £240,000 after inviting two escorts to his home for a 'sex party' during lockdown.
Man City confirmed they would be taking disciplinary action against the defender following a story that surfaced in The Sun - which suggested the 29-year-old welcomed two women to his house on Tuesday.
The alleged incident occurred just hours before Walker took to social media to urge fans to remain at home.
According to The Sun, 21-year-old Louise McNamara left Walker’s home at around 2am on Wednesday morning, having stayed the night after being paid £2,200 in cash.
The former Tottenham player, who has been at City since 2017 and has won two Premier League titles, has since released a statement of apology.
Kyle Walker faces disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking lockdown rules by hosting a party involving two sex workers.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 6, 2020
The England defender has apologised.
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It reads: “I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week.
"I understand that my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model.
"As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down.”
Man City also issued a statement:
“Manchester City FC are aware of a story in a tabloid newspaper regarding the private life of Kyle Walker in relation to a breach of the UK lockdown and social distancing rules.
“Footballers are global role models, and our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, in any way we can. Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts.
“We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure in the coming days.”
Walker is expected to be fined two weeks' wages for the incident - around £240,000.