Danny Rose criticizes Project Restart
Over two months edging to three the whole world is still trying to come to terms with how to find a way to mitigate the deadly coronavirus which has decimated lives and brought the world to its knees.
Most economies, businesses, and sporting disciplines have been severely affected by this humanly created virus.
This led to a major break in major activities around the world in order to find ways to mitigate the situation.
Several people have called for a resumption in some of the activities that were halted as a result of this deadly global pandemic.
In Germany conclusions have been reached for a resumption in the German Bundesliga, this has given some faithful in England some hope to restart the league.
This however has not sung well with, England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose who has bitterly criticized the Premier League’s plans to restart the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Club officials met on Monday to continue talks on “Project Restart”, with the English top-flight aiming to resume fixtures on 12 June.
As of 11 May, 32,065 people had died in the UK with coronavirus.
“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about until the numbers have dropped massively,” said Rose, 29.
“People’s lives are at risk.”
Other footballers have also voiced out their opinion regarding the possible start of the
In other developments on Tuesday, the BBC learned the Professional Footballers’ Association has heard from a number of players who have “real concerns” about restarting the season, while London mayor Sadiq Khan has said it is “too early” to discuss restarting sport in the capital.
Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle United from Spurs this season, responded to the news on social media, using expletives and saying he did not care about the nation’s morale.
‘Some players have real concerns’
Players’ safety has to be secure before return – Sterling
On Saturday, a third Brighton player tested positive for coronavirus.
Responding to news, Norwich City’s 22-year-old English midfielder Todd Cantwell posted on social media: “We are just people too.”
Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has previously said players are “scared” about the prospect of returning to action amid the pandemic.
His City team-mate Raheem Sterling shared his concern on his YouTube channel on Monday.
The England forward, 25, said: “The moment we do go back it just needs to be a moment where it’s not just for footballing reasons; it’s safe for not just us footballers but the whole medical staff, referees.
“I feel like once that side of the people’s safety and the players’ safety is secured, and their wellbeing is looked after, then that’s the right time to go back in.
“Until then, I’m. – how can I say – not scared, but reserved and thinking what the worst outcome could be.
“I’ve had friends whose grandmas passed away. I’ve had family members as well that have passed away. You’ve got to be wise and take care of yourself and those around you.”
Mayor of London said it is “too early to discuss resuming the Premier League and top-flight sport in the capital”.
“Sadiq is also concerned about the welfare of players competing in all professional sports, not just football. There are huge questions to be asked how players could train safely, how they would travel to matches, and how they could play competitive matches without the risk of spreading infection.”