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Spurs are investigating after the 27-year-old right-back posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night, showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist - barber Justin Carr - in his post. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley

Spurs are investigating after the 27-year-old right-back posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night, showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist - barber Justin Carr - in his post. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley

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Spurs are investigating after the 27-year-old right-back posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night, showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist - barber Justin Carr - in his post. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley

Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has defended his decision to get a haircut in lockdown after appearing to breach social-distancing rules for a third time.

Spurs are investigating after the 27-year-old right-back posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday night, showing off his new looks and tagging the stylist - barber Justin Carr - in his post.

"Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon??" Aurier wrote.

Aurier then responded to criticism of his actions with a further post.

After writing "Bla-bla-bla" followed by several snoozing emojis, Aurier wrote: "my hairdresser is negative and me too so stop talking in a vacuum and put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training centre its part of the rules too".

A Tottenham statement said: "We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately."

Aurier has previously been forced to apologise twice for breaking lockdown rules, having posted videos of himself running with a friend, and also training with Tottenham team-mate Moussa Sissoko.

Spurs were also criticised last month when manager Jose Mourinho was seen taking a training session in a north London park with Tanguy Ndombele, while Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted running together.

Prior to posting about his new haircut, Aurier had shared a short video of his return to training at Tottenham on Tuesday as players began solo sessions for the first time.