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EPL English Premier LeagueSemedo Omitted from Barcelona Training for Violating Lockdown

Semedo Omitted from Barcelona Training for Violating Lockdown

Nelson Semedo was not involved in training in Barcelona on Thursday, with the leaders of the Spanish League explaining his absence “as per La Liga’s protocol”.

Semedo was left out of action after reports appeared of the player claiming to be attending a birthday party with 19 other people.

Barcelona is currently in step 2 of Spain’s de-escalation procedure, enabling for groups of up to 15 individuals to join in.

Not only were there more people at the party (20), the party guests didn’t even wear face masks or observe social distance.

The right-back thus had to practice alone after reportedly violating social distancing measures by attending the party.

Barcelona tweeted a picture from the team session, titling: “Training session with first team players available. Nelson Semedo did not train as per La Liga protocol.”

Semedo will be tested for coronavirus today, according to local station Catalunya Radio, and will be allowed back into team training tomorrow if it tests negative, however it puts his own position against Mallorca in jeopardy for the game.