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Players could go on strike

Some football players could go on strike depending on what football authorities decide as the best way forward,

One previous report by the Daily Mirror claims that players from all levels of the game oppose the idea playing behind closed and have voiced their concerns. Players are said to fear for their safety if they take to the pitch despite government guidance over social distancing, and are fearful that they could pass on the virus to their loved ones.

They are also worried about the extra strain that would be placed on emergency services if football was to resume, the report adds, and don’t want loyal supporters to be ‘locked out of stadiums’.The stars could refuse to play and have voiced their thoughts to the PFA, with chief executive Gordon Taylor saying: ‘Players do have concerns and understandably so. It would not be our preferred option but everything has to be considered at the moment.’

However, one Championship player has a different view and has threatened to strike if the season is declared null and void.

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall says completing the Championship season is “non-negotiable”, however long it takes.

“It’s non-negotiable, you can’t null and void it,” he told the BBC.

“If they did null and void the season, I’d be on strike, 100 percent!

“We’re in the play-offs, for goodness sake. We’re doing so well.

“There will be teams at the bottom of the league, who are 16th or 17th and trying to stay up.

“They’d probably be happy to say, ‘yep, null and void, let’s have a big, long summer’.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Players could go on strike

  1. The problem I have and it’s starting to **** me off a bit is that all the talk only has one thing in mind….the money….protect the money!First second and third priorities seem to be for the money and people’s safety 4th….the way the talk is going is leaving me with a bad taste about greedy football elitist values.

  2. If it has to come down to the players making a decision to abandon the season by going on strike then that says a lot about the football authorities and their cowardice in dealing with the wider issue of world health . This Virus is real and not something you can sweep under a carpet woven in paper money .
    Just abandon the season for crying out loud .

  3. Agree completely ironclad and as for Joe go on strike son if you think it’s more important to finish a season than null and void nobody will miss you anyway. Money is the only thing worrying the fa and skys cash. Dont usually agree with Karen Brady but like I always said it’s no go behind closed doors as you cant tackle 6ft apart and spitting and corners and injuries too really stupid suggestions . Concentrate on getting a cure and maybe then able to start next season in September. Plus players just say were not playing until this virus is gone end of.

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