Spurs loanee Danny Rose has gone on an expletive rant on social media about the Premier League’s “Project Restart”, calling the plans a “****** joke”.
Yesterday the league were given the green light by the government to return from June 1st provided fixtures were played behind closed doors and players safety were paramount.
However, England international Rose does not agree with a return to action, and vented his frustrations on his Instagram page:
“It’s a ****** joke, I’m not even going to lie,”
“The government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a **** about the nation’s morale.
“People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean? Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s ********.
“We’ll see, I think I’m getting tested on Friday, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
“I listened to the announcement, no football until June 1st or something, I don’t even pay attention to any of that.
“I’m sad that people are getting sick and being affected. Football should be the last of things that need to be sorted.
“I think everyone will get tested as soon as they get back and we’ll see what happens. I just hope the numbers stay low so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”
Rose is likely saying what every other footballer is thinking, that footballers should not be put on the line for the nation’s entertainment.
Anyone that can’t work from home have been encouraged to return to work this week providing social distancing measures are applied, but it is impossible to implement these rules in a football match.
Sergio Aguero had been the most vocal critic of football returning until now, with the Man City goal machine admitting that players feel “scared” about being asked to come back.
With three Brighton players contracting the virus in recent days, it is hard not to take the footballers side on this one. Well said Danny!