Weston McKennie wore a mask when he signed with Juventus. (Photo courtesy of Juventus)
U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie and two Juventus teammates will be fined by police and face additional sanctions from Juventus for violating COVID-19 protocols during a party at his home in Turin, Italy.
McKennie, 22, the first American to play for the Serie A club, held a party Wednesday night that included approximately 25 people. Teammates Paulo Dybala and Arthur also attended the party, the Associated Press reported.
Under current COVID-19 restrictions, parties are not allowed as Italy has a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Police reportedly arrived at McKennie’s house at around 11:30 p.m. while the party was still on. Neighbors called it in, according to the AP. The three players face fines from the police and sanctions from the team.