Juventus have suspended players Dybala, McKennie and Arthur for colliding with the derby after dropping the Covid-19 blockade
Juventus have suspended Weston McKennie, Paulo Dybala and Arthur before the derby clash with Turin, with players reportedly taking part in the USMNT international home party, in violation of local Covid-19 protocols.
McKennie organized an event that supposedly had about 10 to 20 people, which was also attended by members of the bianconeri star Dybala and Arthur.
The three players have been fined according to government rules, and Andrea Pirlo has also confirmed that they have been left out of their squad to face Torino on Saturday.
What is said?
The Juve boss said in a pre-match press conference: “I will talk immediately and then we will think about the match. The three players involved will not be called, then they will return to work and we will understand when.
“I don’t want to talk about it anymore, we’ve already done enough. The rest of the club did the technical part of the decision.
“These things have always happened, but it’s not the right time for what’s happening in the world. We’re examples.”
How did the players react?
Dybala went on social media to apologize for attending the reunion, but stressed that the players were not having a party.
He posted in an Instagram story: “I was wrong to be away for dinner. It wasn’t a party, but I was still wrong and I apologize.”
The Argentine international is the only player to have publicly directed the reports so far.
How did that happen?
The party took place on Wednesday evening in the chalets of Turin in McKennie, according to the regional newspaper Printed, They were alerted by local police at around 11.30pm after complaining about local time.
People on the plot of land initially refused to allow access to the authorities before, and it was then evident that the participation of Juve’s McKennie, Dybala and Arthur stars was evident.
More details are still unclear, although the three players were not on international duty as they were not selected by their nations during the March break.
What other echoes will they have?
Juve have already penalized Dybala, McKennie and Arthur financially and professionally, but may also have short-term breaks in the next two Serie A games against Napoli and Genoa.
It is likely to cause a lot of damage to the players and the line-up, as Bianconeri will be 10 points clear of the leaders of the Inter Serie as they approach the end of the season.