COVIDIOT footballer Benjamin Mendy flouted rules again when he flew a girl from Greece for a four-day romp.
We told last week how the Man City ace, 26, hosted a new year party for pals outside his bubble.
Benjamin Mendy flew out Claudia Marino from Athens to his home for a four-day romp
Claudia should have been self-isolating on arrival but instead stayed at Mendy’s house
Mendy told Claudia to delete an Instagram video showing her inside his homeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But it was not his first breach — last summer he wooed Claudia Marino online then flew her from Athens to his £5million Cheshire home from June 29.
The Government had ordered UK arrivals from June 6 to self-isolate for 14 days or face a fine.
When Claudia, 22, sent him a screenshot of the strict measures alongside a sad emoji, Mendy replied: “U stay in my house.
“It’s ok they don’t gonna check.”
Mendy was caught breaking Covid rules after having a new year doCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Claudia admitted she’d been up for fun and said they romped.
She added: “I’m not naive and I know what footballers are like but I thought it would be an experience.
“He was single so I wasn’t hurting anybody.
“We had some drinks and had a laugh. One day he took me to Leeds where he saw his dentist.”
Claudia flew back to Greece on July 2
Claudia flew back on July 2 and got a message from Mendy telling her to delete an Instagram video showing her inside his house.
Mendy has apologised for his new year do.
Guardiola still decided to name Mendy as a substitute for last Sunday’s Premier League win at Chelsea and then launched a passionate defence, saying: “Benjamin already had Covid in the past, he has been tested every day like all the other players.
“He has explained, he knows what he has done and he will learn in the future. He is part of the group, he is one of the guys who is much beloved in our group.
The 22-year-old said Mendy even took her to Leeds during her visit
Mendy was named as a substitute for last Sunday’s Premier League win at ChelseaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“In the stands today he was the most active player. He is a special guy for us and has an incredible heart. I would like to see how many people will now judge him and see if they have the good intentions that he has.
“But he has to understand some things. I would like to know how many people did this on New Year’s Eve, but normally in this society we judge others when first we should judge ourselves.
“I’m not justifying it, he broke the rules. But don’t give too many lessons to others.”
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