Real Madrid attacker, Luka Jovic has reportedly is set to face a 6-months prison sentence in Serbia for defying COVID-19 rules after returning home to a party in Belgrade.
As reported by Marca, Serbian Agency Tanjug, Real Madrid platers were told to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March, however, Jovic defied the rule, broke quarantine and made a trip to Serbia to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday party.
Blic wrote: ‘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 report also revealed that the Serbian prosecutor’s officer accused Jovic of refusing to adhere to mandatory health protocols following his arrival in the country.
The Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic is reported to have 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, however, apologized for his actions and in his words,
‘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.’