Tammy Abraham has said sorry after it was revealed he broke Covid restrictions alongside England teammates Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell.
The Chelsea striker was greeted with a surprise birthday party on Saturday night following the Blues’ 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.
But the Sun exclusively revealed footage showing the house filled with family and friends, breaking the rule of six.
With England manager Gareth Southgate left frustrated by England players’ rule-breaking, the 23-year-old said he “deeply regrets” his actions.
He said: “On Saturday evening I arrived home to find a small surprise gathering had been organised for me with family and close friends to celebrate my birthday.
“Although I was totally unaware this was planned, I would like to wholeheartedly apologise for the naivety shown by all for the organisation and attending of this gathering.
“I recognise that I have a responsibility both in my professional and personal life to honour and respect the guidelines and deeply regret that this took place.
“All I can do now is learn from it, apologise to everyone and ensure it never happens again.”