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QPR admit fault for inviting Eze without permission

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EFL club Queens Park Rangers have admitted they made a mistake by inviting former player and current Crystal Palace winger Eberechi Eze to their FA Cup third round match against Fulham.

The FA is investigating Eze for attending the match without permission and possibly breaking coronavirus restriction by attending the match.

Though Eze didn’t leave London, he moved from South London to West London to attend the match which is against the measures put in place to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

“QPR have acknowledged they made a mistake in hosting Eberechi Eze in the directors’ box at Saturday’s FA Cup match against Fulham without our knowledge,” Crystal Palace said in a statement. 

“Whilst we recognize Eberechi’s desire to support his former team mates, he accepts it was an error of judgement to attend the match.

“We were also concerned to see pictures of Eberechi not wearing a mask at certain moments and are speaking to him about these apparent lapses, which will be dealt with internally.” the club added.

Eze attended the match on condition of providing a negative coronavirus test result, which he did but will now wait for the FA to conclude its investigation to know the severity of what he has done.

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