Paul Robinson was appalled by the actions of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish after he broke the UK lockdown measures to attend a party a week ago.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old will not need telling “how stupid he has been” and will have deep regrets.
Grealish apologised on social media after reports emerged the Villa captain had been involved in a car accident having attended a party at Ross McCormack’s house.
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) March 30, 2020
Two days earlier, the creative midfielder released a video on Twitter urging his followers to help save lives and protect the NHS by staying at home.
Robinson was in disbelief that people are still failing to adhere to the strict government guidelines during the coronavirus crisis.
“The apology is far too late,” he told Football Insider.
“The situation should have been avoided. Everybody knows it is wrong including himself. It was very badly timed and no thought went into it. A very juvenile incident that should not have happened. It is just pure petulance.
“You are not supposed to go out of the house, it is as plain as day. You are putting people’s lives at risk. The government is still having to talk to people who are flaunting the lockdown laws.
“Jack does not need telling. He will have gone over it a million times in his head. He will realise how stupid he has been he will wish none of this had happened.”
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) March 28, 2020
Grealish is not the only high profile player who has been seen to ignore the instructions. Manchester City are set to investigate reports Kyle Walker breached lockdown after hosting a party with two sex workers.
In other Aston Villa news, Alex Bruce has told Football Insider he does not expect 25-year-old to be at Villa Park next season.