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Premier League players fear for health if tournament resumes in June

Football players in the clubs of the English Premier League fear for their health in the event of the resumption of the championship of England in June, said deputy head of the union of players Bobby Barnes.

The championship of England is interrupted indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus. On Monday, a video conference of the English Premier League will be held, which will discuss the prospect of resuming the season in June with empty stands and in neutral fields.

In addition, on Monday, the country’s Prime Minister will present his roadmap for resuming the tournament. The tournament is expected to resume on June 12th.

“There are players who express genuine concerns,” said Barnes, quoted by Reuters with reference to The Times. “We have players who have small children, pregnant spouses, or relatives with chronic illnesses.”

The material notes that a study conducted by the British government showed that black people are almost two times more likely to die from COVID-19 than whites.

“Some young black players I talked to read what they wrote in the press (about mortality) and they want answers to their questions,” Barnes added.

On Sunday it became known that the third football player of the Premier League club Brighton fell ill with coronavirus.

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