Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou uploaded a video online in which he violates social distancing codes, but then removed it.
In the video, Kalou entered the Hertha Berlin locker room, said hello, and offered to shake hands to several of his team-mates. Then, he went in to see defender Jordan Torunarigha being tested for Covid-19, and refused the request from the doctor to leave the room.
Hertha condemned the actions of the 34-year-old attacker. “In his video, Salomon Kalou gives the illusion that the Hertha BSC players do not take the health authorities’ social distancing and hygiene laws seriously.” a statement read on the.
“Salomon Kalou broke basic internal team principles and displayed actions that is neither acceptable to the case nor in accordance with the club’s code of behaviour. Thus, Hertha BSC agreed to withdraw him completely from the training and game activities,” the website reads.
After sharing this video in which he clearly breaks the laws of social distancing, the long-time attacker apologised for refusing to follow safety in the dressing room. He reiterated his agreement to the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is a serious problem:
“I’m sorry if I give the illusion that I’m not taking coronavirus seriously. I apologise for that. The contrary is the case as I’m especially concerned about people in Africa, where there’s nowhere near as good medical treatment as in Germany.
“I didn’t even think and was glad that the tests went negative for everybody and I would like to apologise to all who appeared without knowing in the video.”