The Brazilian soccer player Luiz Adriano tests positive for Covid … but then escapes the quarantine to drive his mother to the supermarket, runs over a cyclist in his car – and tries to excuse it by saying that he always wore his mask!
- Palmeiras player Luiz Adriano tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week
- According to the rules, he should stay at home for 10 days and be quarantined
- However, Adriano left home on Tuesday to drive his mother to the supermarket
- As he was leaving the parking lot, he ran into a bicycle and injured the driver’s face
- Adriano was filmed standing in the street when the cyclist was treated
- The player apologized for violating the protocol and was fined
Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano ran over a cyclist while shopping after escaping isolation after a positive Covid-19 test – before attempting to apologize for his actions by saying he was wearing a mask.
The former AC Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk player, who now plays at Palmeiras in his home country, was found positive for the virus in routine tests at his club on Monday.
The 33-year-old was supposed to be quarantined at home for 10 days, according to the club’s rules, even though he was asymptomatic.
Palmeiras player Luiz Adriano is in trouble after breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules to get his mother to go shopping and then hit a cyclist with his car in Brazil
In a Twitter video showing the consequences of the collision, Luiz Adriano (left) can be seen how the cyclist he met with his car (right) is being treated for facial injuries
But, as he explained in an Instagram post, Adriano left home to drive his mother to a mall to go shopping.
Despite insisting that he wear a mask and not leave his car, the player collided with a bicycle while exiting the parking lot and left the driver treated for a bloody face.
A Twitter video was created in which Adriano stands on the sidewalk while the cyclist lies on the ground and is treated by a paramedic.
Adriano admitted his error of judgment in an Instagram post on Wednesday, writing, “I was ordered to stay in a quarantined house … but yesterday I went to the supermarket in the mall to see my mom who can’t drive without I get out of my car and wear a mask.
“But I was involved in an accident in which a bicycle hit the car at the exit from the parking lot.
Adriano explained what had happened in an Instagram post and apologized for his mistake
The striker will now miss Sunday’s Supercopa do Brasil game against Flamengo
“I was always in my mask and away, but I couldn’t help but help the person who had the accident. Everyone is fine.
“Yes, I shouldn’t have left the house, I made a mistake, I admit it!
“We live in difficult times, we all have to be careful and respect security protocols. We can always help somehow and, above all, recognize our mistakes and learn from them. ‘
Adriano will miss the Supercopa do Brasil final against Flamengo this Sunday.
Adriano celebrates with Willian (right) after scoring a goal for Shakhtar Donetsk against Chelsea in a Champions League match in November 2012
He was punished for his Covid-19 violation with the money donated to a food charity.
A spokesman for the player said: “He did not drive recklessly, he gave all the support and attention to the victim who is recovering and in good shape.”
Brazil has been hit very hard by Covid-19 with the death toll of over 313,000 people, ranking second in the world after the US. There have been over 13 million cases of the virus in the country.