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Tottenham player in trouble with the law yet again

Tottenham Hotspur player Erik Lamela is in trouble with the law yet again with details emerging of him caught speeding for the third time.

The Spurs winger has been fined again after being caught three times within 12 days on a speed camera near his club’s north London training ground.

The 28 year-old Argentinian international was spotted driving his vehicle, a red 5-litre Range Rover, at 48mph in a 40mph zone on the A10 in Enfield on the 20th of May, last year.

He was dealt with under behind-closed-doors Single Justice Procedure rules and the outcome of the case has only just become public knowledge.

Lamela, who earns a total of £80,000 a week playing for the Premier League outfit, scored in the club’s 5-4 defeat in the FA Cup at Everton on Wednesday.

He lives in a £5.6m luxury apartment based at East Finchley and now finds himself potentially one more speeding offence away from an automatic six-month ban and will need to find another way of getting to the training ground.

The £30million signing was fined £40, with £40 costs and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge for the latest speeding offence and received three penalty points on his licence.

This will be added to the six penalty points he already has for speeding at 52mph on May 8 and 48mph on the 13th of May last year.

During Friday’s press conference, manager Jose Mourinho says he loves the “chaotic” Lamela and will ask him if he can start again for their game against Man City.

“A good Lamela, I love. The first thing I like, he wants to play. He wants to assume responsibility, he never hides, he wants the ball. He’s a little bit chaotic.”

“I love Coco. Of course when I arrived, his history of injuries was incredibly negative. Was very, very, very hard. That’s the truth.

“In this moment he’s fit, but of course a player with his history, he played 90 minutes against West Brom I think [he actually played 74].

“Even more [against Everton], so let’s see, but honestly I’m going to ask him ‘can you play again from the start’ because if he feels he can of course I’m going to play him.”

He was part of the Tottenham trio and one West Ham player to have ‘broke Covid rules spending Christmas Day all together’.

The Premier League quartet ignored Tier 4 rules by spending Christmas Day together with their families and then foolishly posed for a group shot that was accidentally posted on Instagram, making themselves easy to get into trouble.

Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela of Spurs and West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini are believed to have been those that broke the government’s Covid rules.

In a photo which is believed to have been published by one of the footballer’s friends on Instagram, the four players can be seen pictured in one house with 11 other adults, two children and a baby. 

Under government guidelines set out on the 19th of December 2020, those living in Tier 4 areas such as London were not permitted to mix with anyone outside their own household at Christmas.

Across the rest of the country, up to three households were allowed to meet on Christmas Day only.  

Tottenham stars Sergio Reguilon, Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and West Ham's Manuel Lanzini are believed to have broken Covid-19 rules by spending Christmas together

It was a must that those living in Tier 4 areas stay at home, apart from limited exemptions set out in law which include work and education.

People are not allowed to meet others indoors, unless you are in the same house as them or they are part of your support bubble.

The gathering is believed to have taken place in Lo Celso’s place.

It is not clear where exactly Lo Celso’s house is located but the Instagram post of the player in the same house on New Years Eve tagged his location as ‘London’.  

Lanzini posted a picture of himself and his family in the same house on Christmas Day

Spurs said on Lamela, Lo Celso, Reguilon: “We’re extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Xmas particularly as we know the sacrifices everybody around the country made to stay safe over the festive period.

The rules are clear, there are no exceptions, and we regularly remind all our players and staff about the latest protocols and their responsibilities to adhere and set an example. The matter will be dealt with internally.”

Off the back of that, Tottenham donated £100,000 from fines issued to Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon for breaking lockdown as a ‘Thank You’.

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