At an interview with the Lockdown Tactics podcast, presented by the retired Scottish forward Kris Boyd and West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass, England international Danny Rose questioned clubs forcing their players to resume playing again.
“I’m dying to get back to football.” said Rose. “Obviously, I know people are going through this coronavirus pandemic much worse than me, so I don’t want to be complaining about anything here.”
However, Rose said that, during the coronavirus pandemic, footballers in the Premier League are being treated as “lab rats”:
“So even from the idea that people are saying that we will go back to sport, it’s literally like we’re guinea pigs or lab rats, so we should go back to this process to see whether it succeeds or not.
“At home I can only see people thinking they [footballers] receive this sum of money so they should go back.
“And with stuff like this that I really say ‘this isn’t worth the hassle’, I might actually endanger my safety for the amusement of people, so it’s really not something I want to engage in, frankly speaking.”