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Celta Vigo's Pione Sisto drives to Denmark despite lockdown

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Celta Vigo winger Pione Sisto broke the government-mandated lockdown in Spain by driving to his native Denmark before informing his team, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Denmark international was in Vigo doing his confinement but decided, after the Spanish government extended the state of emergency until April 11 to try to curb the spread of coronavirus, to return home.

With no flights available, Sisto, 25, drove by car for approximately 26 hours to cover the 2,830 kilometres.

Once arriving to his destination, Sisto informed Celta of his whereabouts.

A source told ESPN they will resolve the issue internally.

The Spanish authorities have reiterated the importance of not travelling unless it is essential and that fines, starting at €600, will continue to be issues to those drivers that breach confinement with no valid excuse.

Sisto was born in Uganda but moved to Denmark when he was two months old. He has made over 100 appearances for Celta, including 19 in the league this season, since joining the La Liga club in 2016 from Danish outfit Midtjylland.

He made headlines in May 2019 by confirming on social media that he had followed for 21 straight days a diet that consisted only of fruit to feel better.

However, contrary to reports, he was not fined for undergoing the diet, the source said.