Fulham launch investigation after Terence Kongolo 'caught partying with SEVEN friends for birthday bash in Covid breach'
FULHAM have launched an investigation after star Terence Kongolo was at the centre of a Covid-rule breaching surprise birthday party.
The Dutch international was on the bench for his 27th birthday for his team’s 2-0 win at Everton on Sunday.
The Fulham squad flew back from Merseyside to London at 11:30pm.
Kongolo was greeted by seven friends cheering during the early hours of Monday once he got home – which goes against the no mixing of households indoors rules.
Sportsmail managed to obtain footage, which was filmed from inside the building, and it shows Kongolo wearing his Fulham tracksuit while wearing a mask and carrying a travel bag.
He opens the door with two other men and a group of at least seven people are waiting to surprise.
A birthday cake can be seen on a stand as loud music blares out while there are also dozens of silver and black balloons.
A caption of ‘surprise’ appears on the clip as the revellers cheer loudly when Kongolo walks in, with the defender waving a hand in the air before dancing to the music.
Today’s report states a source informed them the star was unaware the party was planned.
He was back in Fulham’s bio-secure bubble when he was an unused sub again in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Burnley.
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The Swiss-born Kongolo, a product of the Feyenoord youth academy, moved to Craven Cottage from Huddersfield in January 2020.
He is the latest Premier League footballer to land themselves in trouble for breaching coronavirus rules.
Team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic was pictured on New Year's Eve with fellow Serb and Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic.
Boss Scott Parker, who was forced to self-isolate over Christmas, claimed it was ‘unacceptable’.
Meanwhile, Sun Sport exclusively reported how Arsenal are investigating a possible breach of Covid regulations by club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The striker appeared to break lockdown rules to get a new tattoo.
He was pictured showing off the inking on the Instagram account of Spanish tattoo artist Alejandro Nicolas Bernal.
And the footage was posted just days after Aubameyang had been given time off by the club to visit his ill mother in France.
Under UK Government regulations, all mobile and static tattoo parlours must remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
But neither Aubameyang nor Barcelona-based Bernal were wearing a mask during the session to decorate the player’s hand.
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