Strange as ‘football’s most watched’ League has now resumed

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Football in most parts of the world has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 has held bound most walks of life around the world, as the world seems to be on lockdown until further notice.

However, the Belarus Premier League, which was founded in 1992 following the break up of the former Soviet state, has since resumed action.

The Belarusian Premier League is currently the most watched football league in Europe – because it’s the only professional football league being played right now, and surprisingly, it has attracted packed crowds into the stadiums.

The Belarusia president has received widespread condemnation for his response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as he seems to have a nonchalant approach to solving the problem.

President Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey match where he controversially declared that sport “is the best anti-virus remedy”.

And at the event, he told a reporter: “It’s better to die standing on your feet than to live on your knees.”

With four games into the season which started on March 19, Belarusian football organisers have said they have no intention of postponing matches or cancelling the season.

According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency, the president said: “We are not cancelling anything. We will host all the events we have planned … Let God protect us from the coronavirus.”

Is this a bold or stupid move by Belarus?

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