Former Leeds United striker, Noel Whelan, has blasted Serge Aurier and questioned the defender’s intelligence after the Spurs man broke UK government lockdown guidelines last week.
This is not the first time that the defender has defied the government’s lockdown rules either as he was first pictured exercising outdoors with a friend last month before being seen jogging alongside Moussa Sissoko just days later.
Last week, the defender was pictured getting a haircut from his barber. What makes Aurier’s antics especially puzzling is that on each occasion, the right-back himself posted the pictures and videos online.
The Sun reported on Thursday that Tottenham were furious with the Ivorian for his behaviour and were set to hand him a £140,000 fine for his latest transgression.
Whelan feels the Ivory Coast international’s behaviour was disrespectful to the general public and compared his intelligence unfavourably to his seven-year-old kid.
When asked about Aurier’s mistake, Whelan told Football Insider: “Once is a joke, twice is a bit of a p*** take and three times is just disrespectful, not just to the club but to everybody in general, the general public.
“Why do they feel they are above and beyond the government guidelines and rules? I do not understand. These days you buy players who are intelligent – to me, that is just absolute dumb.
“To actually get a haircut, that’s one thing, but to post it, how thick do you need to be? You get that from five-year-olds. In fact, my seven-year-old would have a better idea not to do that if you’re not allowed to do something.
“To post it for everyone to see what a fantastic hairstyle you’ve got, well, that to me goes beyond stupid.”
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The fact that Serge Aurier’s Instagram handle is ‘Thecrazychild93’ should have been a giveaway to the rest of us. To say the least, he is not the most mature or the most intelligent footballer going. The club should certainly hand him a major fine and warn him that another mistake will see him being sold.
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