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The Premier League is keen on wrapping up the current season and has put in place some safety measures to ensure that the virus isn’t spread, and football will be played behind closed doors.
However, it is believed that players are skeptical about returning to action, and Premier League legend Alan Shearer believes Premier League players have the right to be worried about returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic before it’s absolutely safe to play.
“It’s going to be impossible to guarantee player safety – even walking past someone on the street is a risk right now,” the Premier League legend wrote in his column for The Sun. “Therefore it’s absolutely right [the players] have been expressing fears over returning.
“If their health cannot be 100 per cent assured then they will absolutely be reluctant to play. Before they set foot on a pitch for a competitive match then of course the players will want to know that they and their families will be safe. I honestly don’t know whether football will be back by mid-to-late June or not.
“But there is only so far you can go before they may have to look at voiding the season. With my player hat on, I would be desperate to be back out there – but only when it is safe to do so. Football has to start again at some point in time – and it has to be as safe as humanly possible to do so.”