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Premier League footballers could be quarantined

Premier League footballers could be put under a strict quarantine lockdown in hotels for a month claims John Cross in the Daily Mirror.

Cross claims it is one of the ideas being considered ahead of the next round of talks between the Premier League, EFL, Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association with a determination to get the season completed.

The football authorities want to squeeze the remaining games into a confined time frame during June and it would be done behind-closed-doors but players would have to be kept away from the risk of infection from the virus/

Stadiums, hotels and training facilities would undergo a “deep clean” and the players would effectively be in isolation with the hope of getting the season finished by mid-July with a date of July 12 being talked about but July 16 is the current end of the TV deals.

Claret and Hugh say:

It would certainly make sense to quarantine football players from their families during the training to re-commence football but how social distancing will work in football is unclear.

Footballers will need to break the two-metre rule to train and play and it would only take one player to be become infected to lose a whole squad to an opposing team.

Training and playing would break current UK government guidelines as it stands so the rules would be changed by then for this to be an option.

It remains to seen if this is a viable option and what the PFA and footballers would have to say about it before being exiled from their families.

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4 comments on “Premier League footballers could be quarantined

  1. What a stupid idea and how much would that mess up a few player’s minds, life is far more important than football!!

    If the powers that be can’t sit down and speak to all concerned and work something out that takes the welfare of all players into their considerations then they should get out and let people who can take over!!

    These are unprecedented times and need unprecedented solutions to resolve all the issues involved for everyone concerned, especially the players!!

  2. Football is not “essential”.

    I can see no reason why it should be made a special case.

    People’s lives are at risk, so if things don’t improve then matches should not be played

  3. Money taking precedence again. Who cares about football at the moment. If i was a player i would refuse to be involved in such an idea. They have families as well.

  4. This kind of thing just underlines and shows how out of touch with the real world these people are who run football.
    They need to forget about their gravy train for a while and let things run their course.
    When the world can come out of hibernation we can have a think about what matters in what order, and football doesn’t come even close to the top of most people’s lists.
    Imagine your work asking you take the family to a hotel and isolate yourselves. The kids trying to do their schoolwork and other family all in a hotel room.
    They play football, they don’t save lives.

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