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Serge Aurier defiant as Tottenham probe lockdown breach

TOTTENHAM defender Serge Aurier has defended his decision to get a haircut in lockdown after appearing to breach social distancing rules for a third time.

Spurs are investigating after the 27-year-old right-back (pictured) posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist — barber Justin Carr — in his post.

‘Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon??’ Aurier wrote.

Aurier then responded to criticism of his actions with a further post.

After writing ‘Bla-bla-bla’ followed by several snoozing emojis, Aurier wrote: ‘my hairdresser is negative and me too so stop talking in a vacuum and put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training center its part of the rules too’.

A Tottenham statement said: ‘We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.’

Aurier has previously been forced to apologise twice for breaking lockdown rules, having posted a videos of himself running with a friend, and also training with Tottenham team-mate Moussa Sissoko.

Spurs were also criticised last month when manager Jose Mourinho was seen taking a training session in a north London park with Tanguy Ndombele, while Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted running together.

Prior to posting about his new haircut, Aurier had shared a short video of his return to training on Tuesday as players began solo sessions for the first time.