Manchester City defender, Kyle Walker took to social networking site, Twitter to address the controversy he found himself in recently while also hitting out at the press, claiming that, “he feels as though he is being harassed”.
Walker courted controversy last month after he was found breaking the lockdown rules set by the government, with the England international found to have hosted an alleged “sex party” at his home, when he was supposed to being self-isolate.
The 29-year-old immediately apologised for his actions, but he was at it again recently for breaking lockdown rules after the Sun reported that he visited his sister and parents within a 24-hour period. The report went on to state that the player faces police intervention and a potential fine for breaking the lockdown once again.
Walker for his part once again apologised for his actions but hit out at the media for the
the extra negative attention his family has been receiving as a result.
“I feel as though I have stayed silent for long enough. In light of the most recent article published about me and my family, I feel as though I have no choice but to address things publicly. I have recently gone through one of the toughest periods of my life, which I take full responsibility for. However, I now feel as though I am being harassed. This is no longer solely affecting me, but affecting the health of my family and my young children too,” Walker said.
“In relation to the events on Wednesday, I travelled to Sheffield to give my sister a birthday card and present, but also to speak to one of the few people I believe I can trust in my life. She hugged me to remind me how much she cares and that I am loved. What am I meant to do – push her away?
“I then travelled to my parents’ house to pick up some home-cooked meals. Again, it’s been an extremely tough couple of months for them: everything I’ve gone through in my life they have gone through with me.
What have my parents and sister done to deserve their privacy being invaded by photographers following me to their homes? I constantly feel as though I am being followed. I don’t even feel safe in the confines of my own home – why should they have to feel like that too? Who deserves that?
The right-back has been a revelation for City ever since he moved to the Etihad from Tottenham Hotspur in 2017 and has so far made 130 appearances for the club, helping them win two league titles and one FA Cup.