Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has offered a frank and honest view over the possibility of the Premier League returning to action.
All games in England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, and all fixtures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are currently postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government have given the Premier League the green light to restart the season from 1 June (Metro).
Under the measures, set out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of his “roadmap” out of lockdown, sport will be permitted to be broadcast from behind closed doors from the start of next month at the earliest “while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact” (Guardian).
Rose, who appeared in a live Instagram interview with Don E Music disagreed with the notion of bringing back football to improve the morale of the nation.
The 29-year-old said that he did not give f*ck about morale of the nation when people’s lives are at stake and football should not be spoken about until the COVID-19 related figures have dramatically reduced.
“I don’t give a f— about the nation’s morale, people’s lives are at risk,” Rose said on Instagram Live.
“Football shouldn’t even be [spoken] about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b——-. We’ll see. I’m supposed to [be] tested on Friday so we will just have to wait and see.”
Please note the below video contains profanity.
Danny Rose on return to football:
“The governments saying bring back football to boost the morale of the nation, I don’t give a f*ck about the nations morale. Peoples lives are at risk!”
“Football shouldn’t be spoken about till numbers have dropped massively. It’s bollocks.” pic.twitter.com/bdWBbTiZFR
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) May 11, 2020
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