When writing her column for the Sun, Karren Brady has shared how West Ham now have eight players in isolation, in accordance with the latest government guidelines.
The Hammers last played on March 7th. And they are not due back in action until April 30th at the very earliest due to the coronavirus-enforced break.
Most football fans are desperate for action to resume, with many people currently living in isolation.
But peoples’ health is far more important than the beautiful game. Saving lives should be the priority.
And West Ham vice-chairman Brady told the Sun how eight of the club’s players are now living in isolation as everyone does their part to help combat this awful Covid-19 pandemic:
“When we — all Prem clubs — last spoke, we agreed to get going again as soon as possible. And that games will run into July, if required, to get this campaign finished. Players are currently not in training and housebound to comply with social distancing rules currently in place until April 13, when we expect training to restart. And following further Government guidelines, we have eight West Ham players in isolation.”
Everyone still in the dark
Everything is still up in the air at the moment. In spite of the scheduled return date being pencilled in for April 30th, nobody actually knows whether the season will resume at all.
Could the current season be cancelled?
That would be incredibly unfair on teams like Liverpool and Leicester City in the Premier League. And Leeds United and West Brom in the Championship.
But the way things have gone this season, West Ham would probably be very happy with the campaign being rendered null and void.
As mentioned earlier, however, it is all conjecture at the moment. No one knows what the eventual outcome will actually be.