The central defender, previously of Wolves, Everton and Manchester City, had been signed by the Murcia-based club just last month, over three years after confirming his retirement from the game.
However, it has now been confirmed that the 38-year-old will not be able to participate in the game against the top-flight club due to a failure by Racing to abide with the Covid-19 restrictions put in place by the Spanish FA – who govern the Copa del Rey – in timely fashion.
— Racing Murcia FC (@racingmurciafc) December 15, 2020
The club are currently in first place in Group B of Group 13 in the Spanish Fourth Division and are on a seven-game winning streak going into the cup clash.
It is now unclear if Lescott – who ended his career with short stints at Aston Villa, AEK Athens and Sunderland – will play at all for the Spanish club.
Image via Bleacher Report