Real Madrid striker, Luka Jovic faces six months in jail in Serbia for “breaking coronavirus rules” after hosting a party to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday.
Real Madrid striker, Luka Jovic is reportedly facing a six-month prison sentence in Serbia for breaking coronavirus rules after flying home to a party in Belgrade.
According to Serbian agency Tanjug, as reported by Marca, the Serbian international is being prosecuted for breaking the rules and faces up to six months in prison.
The report said when Real Madrid told players to self-isolate following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March, Jovic broke quarantine and traveled down to Serbia to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday.
Serbian newspapers also criticised the forward, explaining that he had celebrated his girlfriend’s birthday on the streets of the capital city.
‘Instead of self-isolating, he enjoyed himself all over Belgrade,’ while Informer said: ‘Luka did something very stupid. He left quarantine in Madrid, with the club and, despite all the warnings, returned to Serbia.’
The Serbian prosecutor’s office claim that Jovic did not comply with the required health protocols upon his arrival in the country.
The Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic said: ‘We have the negative example of our football stars who earn millions and have ignored the obligation to self-isolate so they can return home.’
Jovic has since issued an apology, saying:
‘On arrival back in Serbia they tested me and I was negative. It’s a shame others were not professional in their work and did not give me concrete instructions on how I should behave during isolation.
‘I ask forgiveness from everyone if in some way I have put anyone in danger. I hope together we can all get over this. Serbia has my complete support, we will beat this together.’