Newcastle United star Danny Rose delivered a foul-mouthed message on social media about the prospect of the Premier League season resuming.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light for the season to resume in June on Monday with the publication of a 50-page document that details the conditional moves that the UK will be making in the coming months to ease the lockdown.
The Premier League was the last of the major leagues in Europe to suspend play and they’ve aggressively targeted a return in June alongside Serie A and La Liga, despite the fact that the UK is estimated to be three to four weeks behind both Italy and Spain in their stage of the pandemic.
Rose joined Newcastle from Tottenham in January and has managed just five appearances for the Magpies but he’s in no hurry to add to that as he described plans to return in just three weeks’ time as ‘b******s’.
“The Government’s saying bring back football to boost the morale of the nation….I don’t give a f**k about the nation’s morale,” said Rose on Instagram.
“Peoples lives are at risk! Football shouldn’t be spoken about til numbers have dropped massively. It’s b******s.”
There remains a substantial amount of clubs that are not on board with plans to play at a neutral venue, with recent reports claiming Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal have joined members of the bottom six in opposing the plans.
The project is also fully dependent on the number of deaths and new cases coming down and any spike – which would not be the biggest surprise given the relaxing of lockdown measures – would further postpone the season.
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By Mthokozisi Dube