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Aston Villa midfielder Grealish opens up on lockdown backlash

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has opened up on breaking lockdown rules during the coronavirus crisis.

The 25-year-old was forced to apologise publicly after he broke the rules by attending a party at former team-mate Ross McCormack's flat.

"I knew straight away that I had to come out and apologise myself, which I wanted to do - I didn't want to hide behind a club statement," Grealish said.

'I know I am a footballer but I'm still human and we all make mistakes and straight away I knew I'd made a mistake.

"I'm also a role model as well to a lot of people out there, especially young children who might look up to me."

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