FURIOUS colleagues of a Sky Information reporter taken off air for breaching Covid guidelines have been sharing photos of him on a sunshine break.
Inzamam Rashid was busted with Kay Burley and the channel’s political editor Beth Rigby out partying at a personal membership earlier this month.
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Sky New reporter Inzamam Rashid has left colleagues fumingCredit score: .
Inzamam breached Covid restrictions at Kay Burley’s sixtieth bash
The three had been celebrating Kay’s 60th birthday however bosses had been livid with them after photos of them breaching social distancing, not sporting masks and mixing households had been printed.
Kay was instructed she was being taken off air for six months whereas Inzamam and Beth are off display for 3 months and all are nonetheless on full pay.
Inzamam, who’s Sky Information’ northern reporter and relies in Manchester, flew out to Dubai earlier than Christmas and posted an image of himself on his Instagram wearing a pink shirt, standing towards the long-lasting tower block skyline and with the caption: ”Smiling by means of the s**t storm”.
The image has been extensively shared with colleagues on the Sky HQ in Isleworth, West London, and in Manchester, and has left colleagues fuming.
One mentioned: ”The actual fact he solely acquired three months off air and is being paid for it was hardly seen as punishment. What he did was fallacious. He and the others breached the principles and they need to have been reprimanded.
”As an alternative of taking the time to replicate on what he did he simply seems to have used it as an excuse to go off on a sunshine vacation in Dubai when others are again right here working and placing up with Covid restrictions.
”The sensation is that he’s rubbing colleagues’ noses in it and lots of people are actually p****d off. In impact he’s having a three-month paid vacation as he is been instructed to not do any work.”
Sky Information employees say Inzamam ‘acquired three-month paid vacation’ whereas they’re ‘working and placing up with Covid restrictions’Credit score: Sky Information
Inzamam has not damaged any restrictions by flying to Dubai.
After he was taken off air Inzamam instructed colleagues he felt “terrible” and he added he owed them “all an apology”.
He mentioned: “I owe you all an apology. I made a mistake and I really feel terrible for a way my actions would possibly replicate on Sky Information and the wonderful individuals who work right here.
“What hurts probably the most is that I’ve seen the laborious work, the sacrifice and the perfect from everybody throughout probably the most difficult of years.
“It has been a horrendous 12 months for the nation and for Sky Information there was big strain to inform a world story all of the whereas combined with the non-public sacrifices and hardship you’ve gotten all needed to take care of.
“I allow you to down and I need you to know I am very sorry and it’ll not occur once more. As you understand by now, I will be away for a brief interval, however I can not wait to get again to work with you all.”
Final evening, when contacted in Dubai, Inzamam declined to remark. He won’t must isolate when he returns to Britain as Dubai is in a journey hall.
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