FA investigates Eberechi Eze after breaching COVID-19 rules

New Crystal Palace signing Eberechi Eze could be in danger of punishment by the FA as they will look into his attendance at QPR’s FA Cup clash against Fulham on Saturday.

The winger, 22, sat at the directors’ box at his former club to watch their FA Cup third-round tie.

With the recent lockdown in the country and with the fact that matches are still being played behind closed doors, questions on if he breached coronavirus rules and protocols have risen.

Although Eze was pictured wearing a mask as he watched, he didn’t get approval from the FA to attend the match and English football’s governing body will look into the matter.

It is believed that Eze was a guest at QPR. It can be recalled that the attacker left QPR of Crystal Palace in a deal worth £20m in the summer.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton was pressed on Eze’s attendance in the post-match conference but declined to make any major comment on the matter but said: “I’ve no idea whether he broke protocols or not.

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“You’d have to ask our health and safety officer because that’s above my pay-grade.

“I want to talk about the game. What other players do in their own time, I can’t comment on that. It’s not my area of expertise. Far from it.”

His present club Crystal Palace haven’t made any comment on the matter thus far although manager Roy Hodgson had previously made it clear to the players that no further breaching of the Government’s guidelines would be accepted.

He made this known after club captain Luka Milivojevic broke the rules on New Year’s Eve.

However, the player issued an apology to the club last week after he paid a household visit to Fulham striker Aleksandr Mitrovic and his family.

Meanwhile, the actions that will be taken against Eberechi Eze by the Football Association and his club remain to be seen.