Premier League officials took the decision later and led the players to the high risk of getting infected by the COVID-19. So, the former England national football team captain Wayne Rooney blamed the Premier League officials and the British government.
In the whole world is fearing. Yes, fearing for the infection of Coronavirus. In the beginning, Italian Serie A has been shut down. And most of the European leagues were closed after that. The former Man United player stated that the Premier League officials and the England government thought the players as the ‘Guinea Pig’. So, they took the risk on them. The current forward of Derby County has become very angry with them.
The English newspaper ‘The Times’ has revealed an article about the player. Through the article, he criticized the Premier League officials as well as the football governing body and the government of the nation.
“Why did it take Mikel Arteta to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing?” 👀
Former England captain Wayne Rooney has hit out at the UK Government and Premier League for their response to coronavirus and says footballers were used as guinea pigs. 🇬🇧
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When the Coronavirus started to spread in Europe, in the beginning, the Italian football governing body closed all the competitions including the Serie A. The rest nations also arranged the football matches audienceless. But the Premier League matches were as usual. They did not take the necessary steps. The gallery was full. It was too risky but the English football governing body took it so lightly and led the footballers to the risk.
The footballers who are playing in the English leagues were forced to ignore the risk of Coronavirus. So, the attacking midfielder stated that if his family will suffer for their lazy decision, he will not forgive the Premier League officials.
“Footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs”
Wayne Rooney criticises the British government and the football authorities’ reactions to the coronavirus outbreak
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After the emergency meeting, finally, the right decision has come to English football, he stated. Earlier it seemed that they thought the players who are playing in the English leagues, they were treated just like the ‘Guinea Pig’. Yes, he knows how he feels like. When the match on the ground was not safe, it was too risky of being infected. At the same time, through him, any of his family members might get the infection as well. Yes, obviously he has to think very carefully for the game again. He will not forgive the authorities.
Wayne Rooney who is playing for the club Derby County right now. But once, he was the key player of the most successful Premier League club Manchester United. He spent a total of thirteen years at the Old Trafford. Wearing the shirt of the Red Devils, he played a total of 393 appearances and scored 183 goals so far.