Rooney blasts English football management for poor handling of coronavirus

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Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, has hit out at the English football management over the way they handled the deadly coronavirus.

The EPL was amongst the last in the world to suspend the league, and Rooney has hit out at the FA for doing that.

In a chat with Times, Rooney said: “Footballers in England were being treated like guinea-pigs.

“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 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.”

The league was postponed till April 4 but the date is still not assured, as the world continues to fight the deadly coronavirus. A few people have suggested the 2019/20 season be voided due to uncertainty.

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