Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were lashing out at UEFA after Tim Spiers revealed the latest news about their tie against Olympiacos amid a postponement in the Premier League.
Spiers revealed that the game is due to go ahead despite the fact players of the Greek outfit have had contact with owner Evangelos Marinakis. The allowance to let the fixture proceed comes amid the postponement of Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City, which was due to take place tonight, however, was called off due to the contact some of Mikel Arteta’s squad had with the 52-year-old.
One fan called the organisation ‘bullies’.
Understand it would be a pain to postpone, but UEFA really need to take a look at their duty of care policy (if they have one) now that this is going ahead. Absolutely nobody wants to play the game but, as per, the bullies at UEFA win. https://t.co/EylLDGV5ij
— Harry Whittingham (@hwhittingham6) March 11, 2020
Marinakis confirmed on his Instagram yesterday that he had contracted the virus and that he would be following the orders of doctors to self-isolate. As a result of his news, the squad for the Red and Whites were tested in hospital, but, have since been cleared of having Covid-19. Supporters weren’t best pleased with European football’s governing body as they took to Twitter to lash out at them. Here is a selection of tweets:
Clear difference between how UEFA views a situation vs the Premier League 🤷🏻♂️🤯
— Andy Roden ☃ (@andyroden) March 11, 2020
Prem League: (on City v Arsenal postponement) “We have agreed the short notice of Mr Marinakis’ infection means there’s no time to complete full risk assessment”
Uefa: (On Olympiacos v Wolves) Sod the consequences, you’re playing!
— Steve (@wolfinbristol) March 11, 2020
Absolutely all about money, greedy organisation that couldn’t care less about our players and staff welfare.
— Chrissycrowe (@Chrissycrowe1) March 11, 2020
This is truly unbelievable and ignorant from @EuropaLeague no common sense in this match proceeding. They directly ignoring the advice from WHO by letting this happen and should be heavily fined @EuropaLeague this is ridiculous. Have an ounce of common sense!
— Rishi Chotai (@RishiChotai) March 11, 2020
This is so odd. If the @premierleague, which hasn’t postponed games as a matter of course, is taking it this seriously, why isn’t UEFA? Can they be sure our players won’t be at risk? https://t.co/owZ3lSgV0g
— Kara Griffiths (@Karajbradley) March 11, 2020
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