By Craig Scott

5th Nov, 2020 | 7:40pm

Leeds boss Bielsa admits he broke one national COVID-19 guideline

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted that he has gone into a supermarket without wearing a mask.

On the UK’s government website, it says that “you must wear a face covering” in shops and supermarkets unless you meet certain exemptions.

With England going back into a nation-wide lockdown on Thursday, Bielsa was asked about the importance of players abiding by guidelines.

However, the Leeds manager admitted he was in no place to dish out advice as he’s been culpable of breaking the government’s advice.

“The players are also citizens and all citizens should abide by the rule,” Bielsa said on Thursday, as quoted by LeedsLive.

“Perhaps I’m not the best person to talk as I once went to a supermarket without wearing my mask.”

Bielsa is only human, after all.

It just shows that everyone can make mistakes and we admire Bielsa for admitting in a press conference that he forgot to wear a facemask in a shop.

We’ve seen in Scotland recently how players are continuing to break guidelines with Rangers duo Jordan Jones and George Edmundson attending an indoor gathering.

In the last lockdown, players at Tottenham and Chelsea were caught breaking guidelines.

We hope that nothing like that happens over the next four weeks, especially with Leeds, who have acted impeccably well since all this kicked off earlier this year.

But, as shown by Bielsa, no one is perfect.

It’s just a shock that one of the most photographed people in Yorkshire – especially in Morrison’s – wasn’t caught doing it.

In other Leeds United news, fans are worried about an update Phil Hay has shared ahead of the trip to Palace.