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'When you're in the public eye, you know your responsibility': Troy Deeney insists Premier League stars 'know better' than to break strict Covid-19 lockdown rules after Spurs stars and Benjamin Mendy flouted restrictions over Christmas and New Year Troy Deeney has criticised players who broke restrictions over the festive period  A number of players from Premier League clubs were pictured at gatherings Speaking on talkSport, the Watford player says players should 'know their role'  He added authorities need to punish players instead of their respective clubs  

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 15:13 GMT, 4 January 2021 | Updated: 15:13 GMT, 4 January 2021

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Watford captain Troy Deeney has criticised players who broke coronavirus restrictions over Christmas and New Year.

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A number of players from several Premier League clubs were pictured at gatherings that contravened the strict rules put in place to try to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Deeney told talkSPORT: 'When it doesn't affect you, if you haven't had anyone suffer with Covid, you start going, 'How much longer do I have to live like this?' Especially as players, you feel superhuman, like nothing will get me. And you do take it for granted.

Troy Deeney has criticised players who flouted coronavirus restrictions over the festive period

Troy Deeney has criticised players who flouted coronavirus restrictions over the festive period

Sergio Reguillon was pictured with Erik Lamela, Giovanni Lo Celso and Manuel Lanzini

Sergio Reguillon was pictured with Erik Lamela, Giovanni Lo Celso and Manuel Lanzini

'The only thing I would say is, look at the year we've just had, it's been horrible for everybody, but we are in a privileged position.

'I'm going to upset a few people with what I say here but: you know better. We know better as players. Don't be posting (on social media) and then be going, 'Why are people

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