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Monchi defends Sevilla players after lockdown-breaking party

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Sevilla sporting director has come in defence of the four players who were seen hosting a party that appeared to violate lock-down rules.

Some Sevilla players have been subject to recent criticism following pictures of a lock-down party over the weekend.

The quartet of Lucas Ocampos, Franco Vazquez, Luuk de Jong, and Ever Banega were the players in question who were found to have breached the lock-down rules.

‘Just yesterday, La Liga president Javier Tebas was forced to comment on the incident and was quick to note that the players would be warned over their actions.

The four Sevilla players in question have publicly apologized for their actions but continue to face criticism from the public.

In a bid to quell the negativity surrounding them, club director has come to their defence saying it was a conscious mistake.

“Those involved have publicly apologised, that’s not easy. They made a thoughtless mistake and they have assumed responsibility for it,” The Sevilla director said as per the club’s website.

“For me, the important thing is that they have apologised voluntarily. I think it’s also an example of apologizing at a moment in which we’re all making mistakes.

“All this is new, it has caught us off guard and Sevilla, regarding compliance with the sporting protocols, both from the National Sports Council and La Liga, I think we are being a model club.”

“It’s impossible to get a 10 but I think we are getting a 9.5. The important thing is there was a mistake which they recognised, and above all with the capacity they have had to apologise.”

Sevilla now hope to complete final preparations as they could yet be involved in La Liga’s first game after the competition restarts.