The longtime Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou apologized for denying to follow safety in the Hertha Berlin dressing room after he uploaded a video online in which he violated social distancing codes.
He uploaded a video in which he breaks the laws of social distancing, but then removed it.
Kalou entered the locker room, said hello, and offered to shake hands to several of his team-mates.
Then, he refuses the request from the doctor to step out of the room as he goes in to see defender Jordan Torunarigha being tested for Covid-19.
Hertha slammed the actions of the 34-year-old attacker.
A statement read on the club’s website, “In his video, Salomon Kalou gives the illusion that the Hertha BSC players do not take the health authorities’ social distancing and hygiene laws seriously.”.
“Salomon Kalou broke basic internal team principles and displayed actions that are neither acceptable to the case nor in accordance with the club’s code of behavior. Thus, Hertha BSC agreed to withdraw him completely from the training and game activities.”
Kalou apologized to the club and stated that the coronavirus pandemic is a problem for him.
He said “I’m sorry if I give the illusion that I’m not taking coronavirus seriously. I apologize for that. The contrary is the case as I’m especially concerned about people in Africa, where there’s nowhere near as good medical treatment as in Germany.”
“I didn’t even think and was glad that the tests went negative for everybody and I would like to apologize to all who appeared without knowing in the video.”