Darren Fletcher Worries about Player Safety while Playing Football during a Pandemic


Former midfielder Darren Fletcher of Manchester United has admitted that he would be “very concerned” about playing in the present situation.

“I’d be one of those high-risk players with my disease,” he told BBC Radio Scotland. “I’d be very worried about that but I love playing at the same time.”

He claims there are still major uncertainties surrounding restarting the professional game, following the revival of the Bundesliga in Germany behind closed doors on the weekend, with hopes to launch the Premier League again in June:

“Sport is essential to everybody and we’ve always enjoyed it so here we’re thinking about life and death things. Who will guarantee the players would be safe? I don’t think at this point of time anybody would guarantee it.”

He went on to reason how worried players must feel about their families. “That’s a big worry. Footballers do not only worry for themselves and their families and the future of their careers, but should also be concerned about bringing it back to their family.”


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