JOSE MOURINHO has revealed he is 'disappointed' with Sergio Reguilon after giving him a Portuguese piglet for Christmas before the Spaniard broke coronavirus rules.
The Spurs boss gave his left-back, 24, the present on Christmas Day to ensure he didn't go hungry, believing he was being forced to spend December 25 alone in a touching gesture.
However, the Spaniard's Christmas plans have been called into question after a picture emerged of him at a festive bash.
Reguilon, 24, was spotted in a picture of what appears to be an 18-person party at Spurs team-mate Giovani Lo Celso's house.
A snap first posted on social media shows Reguilon and Lo Celso joined by Erik Lamela, Manuel Lanzini and their families at an indoor Christmas celebration – despite living in Tier 4 London.
The image is claimed to have been uploaded to Instagram by one of the family members – with the account quickly made private.
The party in question could have taken place last month, with Lanzini posting another picture of himself in a smaller group to his own Instagram wishing fans a happy Christmas on December 25.
The exact date of the party has not yet been revealed, with Tottenham and West Ham both releasing scathing statements criticising their players' actions and promising an internal investigation.
Last week, Reguilon revealed Mourinho refused to let him go without on Christmas Day and selflessly gave him a cooked suckling pig after training on the 25th.
It is the second time in as many months that Mourinho has given Reguilon a slab of meat.
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In November, the generous manager forked out £500 on a leg of ham for the former Real Madrid star.
It is yet to be confirmed when the party picture was taken, but it certainly appears Reguilon didn't spend the whole of Christmas alone.
And Mourinho has revealed his disappointment, saying: "[It was] an amazing gift.
"Portuguese piglet – which is amazing for Portuguese and Spanish.
"I gave him [one] because I was told he was going to spend Christmas on his own.
"He was not alone as you can see."
In a furious statement, Tottenham had earlier revealed: “We are extremely disappointed and strongly condemn this image showing some of our players with family and friends together at Christmas…
"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."
West Ham released their own statement, saying: “The Club has set the highest possible standards with its protocols and measures relating to Covid-19 so we are disappointed to learn of Manuel Lanzini’s actions.
“The matter has been dealt with internally and Manuel has been strongly reminded of his responsibilities.”
Under Tier 4 rules, the Government say 'you must not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble.'
Fines for breaking the rules start at £200, rising to £6,400 for repeat offenders, while parties of over 30 people can see fines of £10,000 dished out.
The latest picture emerged just hours after Fulham and Crystal Palace opened investigations of their own after Aleksandar Mitrovic and Luka Milivojevic appeared to breach Covid-19 rules.
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