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Watford’s axed Andre Gray says sorry for birthday ‘kickabout’

Gray day: The striker was dropped in the wake of his birthday gathering PICTURE: REX

WATFORD forward Andre Gray has apologised after a breach of lockdown rules led to him being dropped for the 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina were also left out on Sunday after reports they attended a birthday party Gray, 29, held at his home.

Gray wrote on Instagram: ‘I wanted to wait to make public apology as my first apology needed to be to my teammates and staff first for not being able to be involved in yesterday’s game and the risk I may have caused!

‘I just want to reiterate that it was not a late-night party like what is being portrayed and only a gathering of friends which turned into a sort of football tournament on my birthday! Apologies again!’