Eberechi Eze appears to break coronavirus rules by attending QPR clash despite fan ban and NOT wearing face mask

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COVIDIOT Eberechi Eze faces the wrath of Prem chiefs and Crystal Palace for breaching coronavirus rules.

The midfielder, 22, was snapped in the stands watching his old club QPR’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Fulham — despite a lockdown ban on fans.

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Eberechi Eze attended QPR’s game despite a ban on fans[/caption]

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The Crystal Palace star did not wear a face mask or socially distance from others during the FA Cup clash[/caption]

Eagles star Eze also appeared to ignore social-distancing guidelines and chatted to pals while NOT wearing a face mask.

His Loftus Road appearance came just 24 hours after Prem bigwigs issued strict new Covid protocols and two days after Palace boss Roy Hodgson vowed there would be “strong consequences” for Covid breaches by his players.

QPR manager Mark Warburton declared: “I’ve no idea whether he broke protocols or not.

“You’d have to ask our health-and-safety officer because that’s above my pay grade.

“What other players do in their own time, I can’t comment on that.”

SunSport understands Eze was invited as a guest of QPR.


Hodgson will be furious Eze put himself at risk by going to watch QPR against a Fulham squad playing their first match since Boxing Day following their own Covid outbreak.

Under Covid protocols, only required individuals are allowed inside stad­iums to watch matches.

It comes after Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic broke rules on New Year’s Eve by attending a party.

Hodgson warned further lapses would be met with even stronger punishment as he added: “The consequence would be harsher.”

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