Morgan calls for "idiot" Hudson-Odoi to be banned from football after arrest

Piers Morgan has slammed Callum Hudson-Odoi after the footballer was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning – and called for the Chelsea star to be banned when football returns.

It is claimed that the England international allegedly breached lockdown over the weekend to be with a woman who later called the police and an ambulance.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they and the London Ambulance Service had been called to ‘a report of an unwell woman’ at 03:53 on Sunday morning.

Morgan has now had his say on the incident, with the Good Morning Britain presenter speaking before Premier League clubs vote on a return to training on Monday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi plies his trade in the Premier League with Chelsea

He wrote on Twitter : “These idiots unfairly tarnish the reputations of all footballers, and make a mockery of the ‘safety first’ plan to bring back the Premier League.

“They should be told if they get caught breaking lockdown rules like this, they’re banned from playing if football restarts.”

It is reported Hudson-Odoi had an argument with the woman at his west London home and remains in police custody. The unnamed woman was taken to hospital.

Chelsea declined to comment.

Hudson-Odoi, 19, had made 17 Premier League appearances for Chelsea so far this term before the coronavirus pandemic halted the campaign.

The England international revealed he had contracted the infection on the same day Arsenal confirmed manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive, which led to the suspension of the season.

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He released a video on his social media accounts to confirm he had recovered from the virus shortly afterwards.

“Guys, as you may be aware, I’ve had the virus for the last couple of days which I’ve recovered from,” he said.

“I’ve followed the guidelines and will be self-isolating for a week.

“I hope to see everybody soon, and hopefully we can get back on the pitch soon. Take care.”

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