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Boris Johnson's Dad Caught Not Wearing Mask Properly For Third Time In A Week

Boris Johnson's Dad Caught Not Wearing Mask Properly For Third Time In A Week

Stanley Johnson has been spotted today (5 October) not wearing his face mask properly for the third time in a week.

The 80-year-old, who is father to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has come under fire in recent days after he was seen shopping without wearing a face covering.

Well, the author has now been snapped waiting on a tube platform in London, with his mask pulled down from his face, despite TFL rules stating one has to be worn over the mouth and nose at all times.

The picture was taken on the same day Johnson had posted a photograph to Instagram of him sat on a tube alongside Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey and MP John Penrose, showing off the fact he was wearing a mask.

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The caption read: "Masks firmly in Place on the Jubilee Line with @theresecoffey and @JohnPenroseNews after #CPF session at the 'virtual' Conservative Party Conference."

It comes after the author was seen in an airport in Athens last Sunday (27 September) with his mask pulled down to his chin while he read a book.

Johnson was spotted at a tube station not wearing his mask properly. Credit:  Ben Cawthra/LNP
Johnson was spotted at a tube station not wearing his mask properly. Credit: Ben Cawthra/LNP

According to Greek rules, face masks must be worn at all times in public spaces - such as busy airports.

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Johnson was on his way home to the UK after a three-week holiday at his villa in Greece when he was seen, the Daily Star reported.

A police source told the newspaper: "It does not matter who you are, celebrity or no. We are all doing our best to stop the virus spreading, and we will be very hard on those who do not listen.

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"You must wear a mask, and if you don't we will give a big fine. He should be warned. We will not go easy on him."

A spokesperson from the police added: "It is very rare not to see the people in Greece wearing one because everyone is trying hard.

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"He is not above the law and we will not hesitate to ­arrest and fine anyone who comes here."

He had earlier posted a photo of him wearing a mask on board a tube. Credit: Instagram
He had earlier posted a photo of him wearing a mask on board a tube. Credit: Instagram
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And on Thursday (1 October), Johnson was photographed popping into a newsagent in London without a face covering - despite the threat of a £200 fine for anyone refusing to wear one in a shop without a valid reason.

When approached about his lack of mask by The Mirror, he explained that he was not 'up to speed' with the most recent rules, before apologising and admitting that was 'no excuse'.

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He said: "I was maybe not 100 percent up to speed but that was my first day back in England after three weeks not in England.

"So they [the rules] may have changed in that time. I'm not really a big shopping man.

"I'm extremely sorry for the slip up and I would urge absolutely everybody to do everything they can to make sure they do follow the rules about masks and social distancing.

"The fact this was my first day back in the UK after three weeks abroad is, I am sure, no excuse for not knowing the rules."

Featured Image Credit: Ben Cawthra/LNP

Topics: Science, Coronavirus, Health, London

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]