Roy Hodgson on calls for football season to be halted: ‘I’m tempted to ask how wrong we have been in not doing the right thing’ - football

Roy Hodgson on calls for football season to be halted: ‘I’m tempted to ask how wrong we have been in not doing the right thing’



BY SAM SMITH
Roy Hodgson has asked what more the Premier League can do amid calls to halt the football season due to fears over Coronavirus breaches.
The Football Association, the Premier League, the Women?s Super League and the EFL released a joint statement yesterday to enhance Coronavirus guidelines for players and staff.
There had been concerns over high-profile breaches of government restrictions over the Christmas period, but also over on-pitch behaviour such as non-socially distant goal celebrations. However, the organisations are confident that the campaign will continue to a ?successful conclusion?.
But continually worrying COVID-19 figures have called that into question. There have been over 370,000 positive cases in the United Kingdom over the last seven days. Yesterday?s 1,248 deaths were the third-highest daily increase of the pandemic. Crystal Palace boss Hodgson believes elite football is doing its best to prevent the spread of the virus. The Premier League has strict protocols for players, staff and those working at matches.
?I think it’s a big topic. I’m tempted to ask how wrong we have been in not doing the right thing. It’s been going on for nine months since the first lockdown,? the former England boss said.
?In terms of what the Premier League have done, the protocols that have been put in place, I honestly do believe that we are trying our level best. There have been one or two mishaps, especially over the Christmas period, but I don&...
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