Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy may face fine for smashing Rule Of Six after neighbours see ‘around 15’ revellers enter his £2million mansion for Saturday night house party
- Benjamin Mendy was part of Man City’s disappointing draw to Leeds on Saturday
- Defender was criticised for his performance after posting ‘we will do better’
- Footage shows around 15 of the player’s friend enjoying a party by his pool
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy broke lockdown rules to throw a house party for several friends following his club’s shock 1-1 draw to Leeds.
The French defender, 26, smashed the ‘Rule of six’ restriction by inviting around 15 friends to his countryside mansion in Macclesfield on Saturday after the game.
Footage shows the £52million footballer’s mates relaxing by an indoor swimming pool and playing with balloons.
The video then pans around to a lounge area, showing a collection of Mendy’s football shirts from different clubs.
It is not clear whether Mendy himself was at the rule-breaking party.
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy broke lockdown rules to throw a house party for several friends following his club’s shock 1-1 draw to Leeds
It is believed that several people at the party were girls that Mendy had met on a night out in London, and were driven by a chauffeur up to his mansion on ‘Footballers’ Alley’.
One neighbour who lives on the exclusive avenue said Mendy ‘does like a party’ and saw his friends coming and going on the weekend.
‘There was definitely a party there on Saturday after the game,’ they said. ‘Lots of people turned up and it was pretty loaded.
‘There was lots of shouting and you could hear loud African music coming from the house.
‘I don’t know how many people were there for sure but it was definitely more than six so it was against the rules.
Full-back Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker were both criticised for their performances in the match against Leeds where they struggled and made costly errors which ended in a 1-1 draw
The French defender, 26, broke the lockdown ‘Rule of six’ by having around 15 friends over. Left: Mendy smiles with a balloon, right: Several ‘Mendy 23’ shirts lying around the lounge area
‘To be fair, he does like a party. He’s always having them.’
While Macclesfield sits just outside the huge swathe of the north west which is under a tight local lockdown, nationwide rules do not allow groups of more than six people to meet up.
MailOnline have contacted Benjamin Mendy’s representative for a comment.
Mendy’s performance on the pitch earlier in the day had come in for criticism after mistakes by him and fellow fullback Kyle Walker were said to have left City struggling to regain the lead against Leeds.
Pep Guardiola’s side lost control of the game approaching half-time and looked overrun at times, with both Mendy and Walker caught out for dangerous errors.
‘It’s just the full-backs time after time making mistakes, getting done one-on-one,’ said Jamie Redknapp in his summary of the 1-1 draw at Elland Road.
It comes after Mendy’s teammate Phil Foden and Man United youngster Mason Greenwood were caught hooking up with an Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin following an England match in the Nations League in Reykjavik.
Benjamin Mendy was also involved in Manchester City’s humiliating 5-2 defeat to Leicester City last Sunday
Mendy’s mansion on ‘Footballers’ Alley’ near Macclesfield sit outside of the north west area under local lockdown, but he still broke the government’s ‘Rule of six’
Model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, told MailOnline how she had been chatting with Greenwood, 18, for a ‘couple of days’ before he and fellow England starlet Foden visited Iceland.
The Three Lions pair, who both made their England debut in the game against Iceland in September, sneaked Nadia and her cousin Lara Clausen, a 19-year-old law student, into the team’s quarantined hotel rooms.
The beauty queen claimed the pair had never even heard of Foden, 20, before the trip – but that the four of them spent the evening getting to know each other and enjoyed a ‘good night’ together.
When asked how close they came to the stars during the evening, Nadia declined to comment and would only say ‘they were perfect gentlemen’.
It comes after Mendy’s teammate Phil Foden (right) and Man United youngster Mason Greenwood (left) were caught hooking up with an Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin following an England match in the Nations League in Reykjavik
She told MailOnline: ‘We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland.’ And she added: ‘They did not book the rooms. We did, and paid for them ourselves.’
England boss Gareth Southgate kicked the pair out of the squad before their game against Denmark, sending them home to Manchester.
Facing the media after the incident, Southgate said: ‘Two of the boys have broken the Covid-19 guidelines, in terms of our secure bubble.
‘We had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the rest of the team and wouldn’t be able to train.
‘Obviously they have been naive. We have dealt with it appropriately. I recognise their age but the whole world is dealing with this pandemic.’
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