Champions League winner with Chelsea under fire for breaking coronavirus safety rules

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Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has caused uproars with his post as he posted a clip to Facebook showing him breaking social distancing regulations as the Bundesliga attempts to return.

Kalou broke a series of strict social distancing restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus outbreak as he shared a live video.

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The video started as Kalou arrived the club’s training ground as Bundesliga teams prepare for the possible resumption of the German top-flight season.

Kalou who’s currently playing for Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, entered the Hertha locker room and says hello to several players by offering a handshake. He also runs into a teammate, defender Jordan Torunarigha, being tested for Covid-19. The doctor tells him he should not be in the same room during this procedure, but Kalou stayed regardless.

Kalou also filmed himself in conversation with fellow striker Vedad Ibisevic, who complains about having his salary cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Interestingly, this comes just a few days after, in a TV interview with BBC Sport Africa, Kalou said: “We all love football, on the pitch, in front of the TV. But we shouldn’t put anyone at risk just because we love the game.”

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