Wayne Rooney of England has come out to express his bitterness on the current outbreak of coronavirus in the English Premier League. The next four to five weekends will be hell for sports lovers especially football lovers, with almost all the football league side shut down due to the outbreak of coronavirus. All the elite football across Europe has been suspended until at least 3rd of April, and the English Premier League are still saying their come back is under probability.
Former England and Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney blames the Bristish government for the spread of the virus in Great Britain. The present Derby County player coach said: “For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week,” “One in which you felt a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and Premier League.”
Wayne Rooney wrote on Sunday Times news under his column saying: “The rest of sport – tennis, Formula 1, rugby, golf, football in other countries – was closing down and we were being told to carry on. “I think a lot of footballers were wondering, ‘Is it something to do with money being involved in this?’.
Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta [Arsenal manager] to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing? “After the emergency meeting, at last the right decision was made until then it almost felt like footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs.
“I know how I feel. If any of my family get infected through me because I’ve had to play when it’s not safe, and they get seriously ill, I’d have to think hard about ever playing again. I would never forgive the authorities.”
“We’re happy to play until September if the season extends to then, if that’s how it has to be. That’s our job, as long as we know we’re safe to play and it’s a safe environment for spectators, we’ll play. “The next World Cup is in November and December 2022, so you could actually use this situation as an opportunity and say we’re going to finish the 2019-20 season later this year, then prepare for 2022 by having the next two seasons starting in winter.” He concluded.
Footballers Joins Wayne Rooney to send solidarity Message
World great footballers have have followed Wayne Rooney to start sending their heart felt thoughts about the alerming rate of the increase of the virus. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were the two that lead the movement, the two stars took to their instagram handle and sent their thoughts and best wishes to the world at large.
In a post on Instagram, Messi said: “They are complicated days for everyone. “We live worried about what is happening and we want to help putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the worst of it, either because it directly affected them or their family and friends, or because they are working on the frontline to combat it in hospitals and health centers.”
“I want to send a lot of strength to all of them. Health must always come first. It is an exceptional moment and you must follow the instructions of both health organizations and public authorities.
“Only in this way can we combat it effectively. It is the time to be responsible and stay at home, it is also perfect to enjoy that time with yours that you can not always have. A hug and hopefully we can turn this situation around as soon as possible.” We all await the resumption of all the leagues as we pray for a quick lasting solution to epidemic.