‘Absolute joke’ — Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and Petr Cech react to decision that made Mason Mount miss England clash

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland’s final group game of the Euros having tested positive to Covid-19. Coincidentally, Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell would also miss England’s game against Czech Republic as they have been forced to self-isolate having made contact with Gilmour.

Although, Mount and Chilwell didn’t test positive to Covid, it was decided that they should self-isolate as a preventive measure.

BBC host and former England striker Lineker labelled the decision to put them into isolation as ‘ridiculous’, adding ‘just test them’, while former Manchester United and England right back Gary Neville called it an ‘absolute joke’.

Chelsea technical director and former Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech was also left confused by the decision, insisting it is ‘incomprehensible’ that Scotland have not been disrupted.

Cech posted on Instagram: “Please could someone help me understand how is it possible for Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell – both with negative tests – have to isolate after they got in contact with Billy Gilmour while the entire Scottish team who shared the dressing room, hotel, coach and plane while travelling, dining room, meeting room is allowed to play the game without any problem because they returned the required negative tests?

“What is the difference between them returning the same test results? It is incomprehensible…”

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