Manchester United Legend Urges Football To Respect Governments Directive

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged the football world to respect any Government decision regarding the restart of the professional game amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In most parts of the world, football-related actives have been put on hold due to the spread of the coronavirus. English Premier League is working to ensure it restarts with a number of clubs holdings meetings on a regular basis. Meanwhile, UK is on lockdown until at least May 7, and Ferdinand insists the football world must respect any government decision.

Rio Ferdinand says Government decision on restart date must be ...

“We have to go by what the Government says. Whatever way they see it, and if they make a decision, we have to respect that,” he told the Good Morning Britain.

“Like the isolation and lockdown period, we’ve been very respectful of that, listened to the guidelines, and stayed with that and I think the football world has to be the same. (We need to be) governed by the powers that be, that make a decision based on the health of the nation and the players as well.”

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Bundesliga is ready to resume next month but it’s waiting for the German government to give the green light in order to return.

On Monday,the French top flight and the second division were suspended after the Government cancelled all sporting events until late August. The Spanish and Italian league hope that they will be able to restart in May but that is in doubt especially after Juventus star Paolo Dybala tested positive with the virus yet again.


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