Danny Rose criticises Premier League restart plans amid coronavirus pandemic


England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose has criticised the Premier League’s plans to restart the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Club officials met on Monday to continue talks on “Project Restart”, with the English top flight aiming to resume fixtures on 12 June. As of 11 May, 32,065 people had died in the UK with coronavirus.

“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about until the numbers have dropped massively,” said Rose, 29. “People’s lives are at risk.” No professional sport, even behind closed doors, will be staged in England until 1 June at the earliest.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said being able to hold sporting events without fans could “provide a much-needed boost to national morale”.


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