Tuesday November 24 2020
Calhanoglu and Demiral cause controversy

Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu’s photograph with Juventus defender Merih Demiral continues to cause controversy, this time because of COVID.

The pair posed together in Turin and put the picture up on social media, with the tag making clear they were in Piedmont.

At first, the reaction was one of irritation from Rossoneri fans, especially after reports Calhanoglu is considering a free transfer to Juve when his contract expires in June 2021.

Now La Gazzetta dello Sport points out the two Turkey internationals also probably broke lockdown rules, as both Milan and Turin are in red zone areas.

People have been advised not to travel within those regions unless there are specific, provable reasons of work or health, so travelling from one red zone to another is definitely not allowed for a simple friendly visit.

COVID-19 cases continue to climb and there were 853 deaths over the last 24 hours, the highest number since March.

Another 23,232 tested positive out of 188,659 swabs.