Last Updated: 26/03/20 7: 14 am
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Tim Payne has actually apologised after he damaged a coronavirus quarantine in Australia and also was billed with a drink-driving offense for taking a golf cart on a joyride with a team-mate.
New Zealander Payne and also goalkeeper Oliver Sail were come by cops while driving the golf cart on a road in north Sydney in the very early hrs on Tuesday.
Payne was breathalysed and also consequently billed with drink-driving, after being repossessed to a police headquarters.
The 26- year-old informed New Zealand Radio Sport: “I simply intend to claim I am unbelievably sorry and also unbelievably ashamed for what I’ve done.
“I’ve allow many individuals down including my companion, my household, the club in its entirety and also people such as Uffie (instructor Ufuk Talay), that has actually offered me an opportunity this period.”
The Phoenix, the single New Zealand group in Australia’s top-flight A-League, have actually remained in quarantine at a center in Sydney, complying with the suspension of the competitors on Tuesday.
Payne and also Sail encounter feasible penalties and also suspension by controling body Football Federation Australia, which claimed it was checking out the occurrence.
Payne included: “There will certainly be some lawful permissions in Australia, yes.
“I take full responsibility for that and whatever the club decides and the FFA decides, I’ll take full responsibility.”
The Phoenix claimed the center where they remained in self-isolation had actually received some damages throughout the occurrence.
A group declaration claimed: “The Wellington Phoenix is taking the matter very seriously and is continuing its investigations.”