A VIDEO of the phone conversation between axed England stars Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden and two girls has surfaced online.
The Manchester United forward, 18, and Man City midfielder, 20, are being sent home from international duty after they invited two females to the team hotel.
The duo both made their international debuts in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Iceland but have now been kicked out of the squad after breaching the coronavirus guidelines yesterday.
Now footage of the conversation between the giggling girls and the players has surfaced on social media as they plotted how to sneak into the hotel in Iceland.
One of the girls is seen laughing while asking the players “what’s the plan?” for sneaking into the hotel.
The conversation between the female and footy stars continues, with the girl responding “what you think bro” when asked what she is coming to the hotel for.
And the clip finishes with one of the players then asking the girl if she has a friend who could come with her.
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“Whilst in Iceland, both Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood spent time outside of our private team area, which was a breach of our Covid-19 rules.
“While they did not leave the team hotel, it was an unacceptable breach of our protocol. They have both apologised for their serious lack of judgement.
“The FA will be launching a full investigation into the circumstances leading up to this breach. We have spoken to the Football Association of Iceland to offer our apologies for this incident and to ensure them we are taking the appropriate steps.
“We have also assured the Danish Football Union that all other players and staff members have been isolated within our group throughout this period.
“Our immediate priority now is preparing the team for the match against Denmark tomorrow.”
Here’s the full transcript of the clip:
Player 1: “Say that again? What was you saying?”
Girl 1: Laughing “What’s the plan?”
Player 1: “What’s the plan?”
Girl 1: “Mmm”
Player 2: “It depends what you want.”
Player 1: “He said, ‘Depends, what do you want?’”
Girl 1: “We can come to the hotel, but I don’t know how you’re going to sneak us in.”
Player 1: “What are you coming to the hotel for?”
Player 2: “What do you think?!”
Girl 1: “Yeah – what do you think bro!” Laughs
Player 1: “Have you got a mate?”
Gareth Southgate confirmed today that the duo are leaving the England camp following the incident as the FA work with Man City and United to get them home.
However, Greenwood and Foden are still in Iceland as local police decide whether to fine them for breaching Covid restrictions, with the maximum penalty being £1,360.
Southgate said: “Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention two guys have broken the covid guidelines in terms of our secure bubble and so we had to decide very quickly they could not have any interaction with the team and could not travel to training.
“Given the procedures we have to follow they will have to travel back to separately.”
When asked if they had invited two girls to their hotel, Southgate replied: “Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel.
“We are still getting to the depths of the information. I am still getting to grips with the details but what is clear there was a breach of the covid guidelines.
“We have spent such a long time getting the measures in place and the whole squad have followed that. We have had four tests since we have been together and the staff have done an incredible job to keep it safe and tight.
“In that respect we had no alternative to do what we are doing. I am not going into any more detail. No-one from outside our party has been in the hotels we occupy.”
When asked about punishing the pair for breaching the rules, Southgate said: “All of those things are too early until I have all the information.”
Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, has revealed how she had been chatting with Greenwood for a “couple of days” before he and Foden, who has now apologised, arrived in Iceland.
After she and her 19-year-old cousin Lara Clausen visited the hotel, she told The Mail: “We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland.
“They did know that they had to quarantine, but we figured that since they were playing Iceland, they had been tested before and it would be OK.”
Nadia added: “We haven't spoken to them since. We don't want to interrupt them because they are of course going through a lot right now. They haven't contacted us.
“It was a good night that we had, of course. We were all the four of us spending time together and getting to know each other. They were nice guys. Really, really nice.”
Lara added: “They were just young. We were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes. They treated us really well. They were such gentlemen. Really nice guys.”
Both Man City and United have also both condemned the actions of their respective players.
England's squad were exempt from Iceland's quarantine guidelines, but they had to abide by strict rules while in the country.
Southgate's men were not allowed to meet anyone outside of their bubble.
The players would not have even been allowed to see their families if they had travelled to the match.
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Foden became a dad when he was 18 years old and is in a relationship with long-term partner Rebecca Cooke.
Both United and City have released statements slating their players following the incident.
A statement from Manchester City read: "It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate. His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international #MCFC"
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