Adrian Durham has questioned if Jack Grealish ought to nonetheless be Aston Villa captain after his newest breach of COVID-19 rules.
Grealish and Ross Barkley escaped punishment after having dinner collectively at a London restaurant to rejoice the latter’s 27th birthday.
Nonetheless, the capital is beneath Tier-2 lockdown restrictions, which means these from completely different households are usually not in a position to combine.
It’s the second time the midfielder has flouted rules for the reason that begin of the pandemic, with the 25-year-old fined two weeks wages for attending a celebration in March.
Boss Dean Smith admitted he felt uneasy sanctioning the gamers contemplating they eat collectively on daily basis on the membership’s Bodymoor Heath coaching facility.
However Durham believes the England worldwide should be held accountable for his actions, or danger dropping the captaincy.
He stated on Drive: “I have a look at it this fashion, what number of instances has Dean Smith bought to remind him of what his duties are?
“And at what level, after what number of reminders of his duties, does he stop to be the fitting participant to captain the membership the dimensions of Aston Villa?
“Terrific participant isn’t he Jack Grealish? At what level does it change into fallacious?
“One more breach of COVID rules and he’s reminded of his duties. That is the Aston Villa captain.
“Captain of a Premier League membership, an England worldwide, any person who has had an enormous quantity of backing from the followers, the membership and the media alike.
“And but, he has gone and completed it once more and must be reminded of his duties once more.
“I’d ask the query: At what level, what does he should do to be seen to be the Villa captain?”