The players and sports staff of the Spanish club Eibar are not eager to resume the football season. “We are afraid to start over because we will not be able to live up to the experts’ first recommendation, which is to keep them 1.5 meters apart,” Eibar writes.
La Liga hopes to resume the competition behind closed doors from mid-June.
As of today, professional football players in Spain are being tested for the corona virus. They can resume training 48 hours after obtaining a negative result.
Nevertheless, the Basque club Eibar (16th in the ranking) is very concerned about the resumption of the competition. “We are concerned that by doing what we enjoy most, we can catch the coronavirus, infect our family and friends, and contribute to a new outbreak of the epidemic with terrible consequences for the entire population”, it sounds in a statement.
“The priority must be everyone’s health. It is time for that idea to be expressed in the facts, and not just in words. Only with that clear premise would it make sense to resume the competition. We ask for guarantees. We ask for responsibility.”
“It is true that millions of workers are back at work. And they receive much less attention and less health care than us. Many without minimal guarantees. That’s not fair, we are aware of that. We are favored.”
“We are footballers, but first and foremost we are people. And like most of us, we are concerned about the health situation.”