Former Rangers star Ross McCormack has been caught at the centre of a storm involving Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish flaunting the enforced lockdown as part of the measures to combat Covid-19.

Grealish was forced to issue an apology yesterday after he had “stupidly” gone to a friend’s house – owned by McCormack – during the lockdown before being pictured at the scene of a car accident in Dickens Heath.

Grealish had been at a flat owned by McCormack, a former Aston Villa team-mate, and has come in for a huge amount of criticism as a result.


The midfielder, linked with a £50million move to Manchester United, has been fined £150,000 by Villa for his actions and could find his move to United in doubt.

McCormack is a free agent after a short-lived loan spell at Motherwell failed to land him a permanent return to his former club.

He was to one particularly memorable moment as a Rangers player, scoring a vital goal in a 1-1 Champions League draw against Porto.

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Porto, PORTUGAL: Glasgow Rangers ' Ross McCormack celebrates his equalization against FC Porto during their UEFA Champions league 2nd-leg groupe H football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto 23 November 2005. Both teams finished in a draw 1-1. AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS ASFOURI

(Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

After being caught out, Grealish urged people to stay at home, saying; “I got a call off a friend asking to go to his and I stupidly agreed to do so.

“I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake. I urge everyone to stay at home. I know for a fact I’ll be doing that.”


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