The English Football Association announces that Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell’s arrival at the national team gathering will be delayed due to a social gathering they attended recently.
– To avoid a risk for the whole group, the arrival of Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will be delayed. This is to give us time to gather information about a social gathering the three players will have attended this weekend, it writes
The mentioned social gathering is said to have been Abraham’s 23rd birthday this weekend. Abraham himself has confirmed that a surprise party was arranged for him on Saturday night.
The Sun published this weekend where there were clearly more than six people present at the private party. The English government’s guidelines currently allow a maximum of six people in private contexts.
Both Chilwell and Sancho are caught on camera in the video published by the newspaper.
It is unclear how long the “delay” of the gathering will be for the three, but there are many indications that the trio will not be available for England’s meeting with Wales next Thursday.
England meet Wales at Wembley next Thursday. Then Belgium awaits on Sunday 11 October and Denmark on Wednesday 14 October.
Sancho was not in the squad until the afternoon, the same day as the party.
On Monday, the 20-year-old posted an apology for the incident on his instagram profile.
– I want to regret that I broke the authorities’ guidelines and even though I was not aware of how many participants there would be when I arrived, I take full responsibility for my actions. I will make sure I learn from this, writes Sancho.
The party’s guest of honor has also apologized for the incident to Sky Sports.
“Even though I was not aware that this was planned, I would with all my heart regret the naivety shown by everyone for the organization and participation in this gathering,” says Abraham.