Gary Neville slammed the Premier League officials after news about Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mikel Arteta contracting Coronavirus emerged.
Chelsea winger, Hudson-Odoi tested positive and so did the Arsenal manager. The Gunners fixture against Brighton And Hove Albion was called off.
Gary Neville tweeted out, “It needed a PL manager to contract the virus for them to act! Embarrassing leadership from the @premierleague “
Premier League’s earlier statetement claimed the public are in no danger of hosting games as usual – “Following the latest update from Government issued this afternoon, all Premier League matches will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.
“While the Prime Minister advised that all sporting events should take place as normal for now, he also indicated that Government is considering banning major public events, like sporting fixtures. We are therefore continuing to work closely with our clubs, Government, The FA, EFL and other relevant stakeholders to ensure appropriate contingency plans are in place as and when circumstances change.
“The welfare of players, staff and supporters is of paramount importance and we will continue to follow Public Health England guidelines thoroughly. We will keep everyone updated as appropriate.”
However, after Arteta’s test revealed a positive result, the officials decided to hold an emergency meeting ahead of the weekend fixtures.
“In light of Arsenal’s announcement tonight confirming that their first team coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League will convene an emergency club meeting tomorrow morning regarding future fixtures,” the statement read. “The Premier League will make no further comment until after that meeting.”
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