Kevin Campbell refused to criticise Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his alleged breach of lockdown rules.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker is adamant that the 31-year-old did no wrong and described the incident as “trivial stuff”.
Sky Sports report that Arsenal will speak to striker to their star striker regarding a video which appeared on Instagram on 10 February showing him getting a tattoo.
The government’s Covid-19 regulations state that tattoo shops must remain closed during the pandemic.
On the pitch, Aubameyang was back to his best over on Sunday – he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Leeds United.
When asked for his initial thoughts on Aubameyang’s alleged lockdown breach, Campbell told Football Insider: “Listen, it is about a tattoo.
“I do not think anybody can be talking about Covid breaches when the government are doing it themselves.
“They will have a word with him but come on, this is trivial stuff. It is trivial for me anyway.
“I do not see the problem with him getting a tattoo. People getting a haircut, people seeing close family members – what is the problem? I do not get it.
“Some people are following the rules strictly, some aren’t, the government aren’t following it – what is the problem?
“He wanted to get a tattoo. I am not going to haul him over the coals for getting a tattoo. If he was mingling with 10 other people, I could understand that, but it is a tattoo.”