Boris Johnson’s father Stanley is caught flouting Covid face-covering rules AGAIN as photograph emerges of him with a mask under his chin while reading book at Athens airport – three days before going shopping mask-less
- Stanley Johnson, 80, was spotted with face mask pulled down at Athens airport
- Witnesses said he also flouted social-distancing rules while in the Greek airport
- Mr Johnson was last week spotted not wearing a mask while shopping in London
Boris Johnson’s father has been caught flouting coronavirus mask-wearing rules for the second time in a week.
The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley, 80, was seen reclining on an airport chair while reading a book with his mask pulled the whole way down his face last Sunday.
He was waiting for an aeroplane in Athens, Greece, where the law states that masks have to be worn at all times in public spaces.
Mr Johnson had spent three weeks at his Greek villa before he was spotted openly flouting the rules while waiting for an aeroplane to return him to the UK.
The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley, 80, was seen reclining on an airport chair while reading a book with his mask pulled the whole way down his face last Sunday
It comes just days after it was revealed that he had been shopping without wearing a mask.
Airport witnesses also claimed that Mr Johnson disobeyed social-distancing rules.
One told The Daily Star: ‘I first noticed Stanley because he sat too close to me at the gate so I had to shuffle along the seats to maintain social distancing – then I noticed he wasn’t wearing his mask properly.
‘I find his behaviour shocking given he is the father of the Prime Minister who is currently enforcing these rules.’
On Wednesday he was photographed shopping in his local newsagent without wearing any kind of face covering.
It comes just days after it was revealed that he had been shopping without wearing a mask
After being caught red-handed without a mask, the Prime Minister’s father admitted he was ‘maybe not 100 per cent up to speed’ with the rules having just returned from abroad and said he was ‘extremely sorry’.
He apologised for the mistake and said he was ‘maybe not 100 per cent’ up to date with the virus restrictions.
Stanley was met with a furious backlash earlier this year after his father jetted to his four-bed home in Greece – ignoring Foreign Office guidance which stated no one should travel unless it was essential.
Mr Johnson claimed he needed to ‘Covid proof’ his villa before the letting season began.
After being caught red-handed without a mask, the Prime Minister’s father admitted he was ‘maybe not 100 per cent up to speed’ with the rules having just returned from abroad and said he was ‘extremely sorry’
The retired Tory MEP told local and international press: ‘There is no question of my breaking the law. The minister of tourism here has my papers.
‘It was always absolutely clear from the Greek government that the only thing they were banning were people coming in from direct flights from Britain.’
Locals claimed he arrived to the region by private car after documenting his controversial journey from the UK on social media, sharing a video of himself on a plane and a selfie.
When he was later confronted by international media in Pelion, Mr Johnson said he was unaware of the outcry in Britain about his flight.
A Greek police source told The Daily Star: ‘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.
‘He is not above the law and we will not hesitate to arrest and fine anyone who comes here.’