- Luka Jovic could be sentenced to jail in his home country
- The forward returned to Serbia since the leagues have been suspended over deadly coronavirus
- The 22-year-old is now said to be flouting the rules guiding everyone during this extreme period
Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has reportedly been threatened with jail term after ignoring the coronavirus self-isolation procedures.
The 22-year-old was given permission by his club to return to his family in Serbia provided he would quarantine himself.
Since the Spanish League has been shut down until early next month over the widely spread of deadly coronavirus that has crippled virtually everything at the moment.
According to The Mirror, the Serbian government has instructed that anyone coming from the virus ravaged country must be kept under observation for 28 days.
However, with Spain recording over 17,000 cases and 767 deaths, the European country remains one of the most hit by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the forward who joined Los Blancos from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer was spotted on the street of Belgrade shortly after his arrival from the Spanish capital to attend his girlfriend's birthday.
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The Serbian government are now considering sending Jovic and other football stars who returned home to jail if they fail to keep themselves away from the public to curb the further spread of the virus.
"The fact that they are known sportsmen, and that they are rich, will not stop them from being punished," said Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, via AP.
"Either they will respect the law, or they'll go to jail."
Prime minister Ana Brnabic also criticised the players for setting a bad example, saying: "We have the negative example of our football stars who earn millions and have ignored the obligation to self-isolate so they can return home."
With most players in isolation, the La Liga is scheduled to resume tentatively early next month while the matches could be concluded behind closed doors.
Premier League has confirmed that the league will resume on April 30 as the UK is also one of the countries mostly ravaged by the virus.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid are planning to lure Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli away from the Emirates Stadium this summer.
The Brazilian teenage sensation has scored ten goals in 23 appearances across competitions this campaign after joining the Gunners from Ituano on a five-year deal valued around €7 million.
His impressive performances have in his first year with the north Londoners has however attracted interests from top European Leagues.
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