A growing number of Premier League players do not want to play football during the recent pandemic, according to a report by ESPN, which has prompted Everton fans to respond.
Following the cancellation of French football earlier this week by France’s president Emmanuel Macron, the future of the Premier League remains in doubt. Football’s current standstill due to the recent pandemic has left clubs, players and fans questioning if the 2019/2020 season will finish.
Everton sit 12th in the Premier League as things stand, having struggled initially this season under Portuguese tactician Marco Silva, and gradually improved under Carlo Ancelotti.
The potential return of football will see the Merseyside club look to develop a consistent run before Ancelotti looks to make a number of personnel changes in what will be his first summer transfer window in charge of the club.
Reacting to a latest tweet by fan account @TheGwladysSt, who comment on ESPN’s claims that players in the Premier League do not want to play football whilst the pandemic is still circulating, fans have given their thoughts on the matter.
A growing number of Premier League players do not want to play football during the coronavirus crisis. This is a major blow to the league’s hopes of resuming the 2019-20 season. (Source: ESPN) #EFC #PL pic.twitter.com/v8fCSoGqSi
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) April 29, 2020
I wish people would stop pretending the season can restart, or even the new one start on time.
Sad for Liverpool fans (say that without a smirk) but it is what it is.
This isn’t an Eddie Izzard sketch. Football or Death
— paul le comte (@five15design) April 29, 2020
Good one them for standing up for themselves!
— Gilroy (@AlexGilroyElbow) April 29, 2020
Who can blame them? The Premier league is basically saying, Do you mind risking yours and your families lives so we can finally crown Liverpool Premier league Champions?
— Paul (@JustPaul85) April 30, 2020
Moise Kean and Kyle Walker are raring to go
— Lord Ashton (@Gridlad) April 30, 2020
Then they should accept paycuts to help with lost revenue.
— Darren Higgs (@dazrx8) April 29, 2020
No, they signed a contract to join that club and the club should honour it. Execs & chairmen are the first to make it clear to players “this is a business”.
— jordan (@jordanscuk) April 30, 2020
They best tell the media and the fa that as they are all pushing for lives to be risked so their beloved club can win the title
— Johnny1878 (@Jo21243356) April 30, 2020
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