Gary Neville challenges restart plan after comments from Boris Johnson


Gary Neville warned that Monday’s Premier League meeting may simply see the league seeking to delay the “restart of the project” after the Prime Minister’s speech on Sunday evening.

League leaders asked Boris Johnson for advice on how they could move forward with their plan to resume action on June 12, but Johnson’s speech did not mention anything specific about resuming sports high level.

He discussed the possibility of the public exercising and playing sports outside, but only with people with whom you live, because he said nothing about sport at a professional level.

“Starting this Wednesday, we want to encourage people to do more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise,” said Johnson.

Johnson spoke to the UK on Sunday evening

“You can sit in the sun in your local park, you can drive to other destinations, you can even play sports but only with members of your own household. “

On the battle to control the virus in general, he added, “It would be crazy now to spoil this success by allowing a second spike.

“We must remain vigilant. We must continue to control the virus and save lives. “

Neville says the announcements do not bode well for the Premier League, which hopes to secure a firm commitment to return both to training and possibly to play games in the coming week.

Neville tweeted his concerns

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He tweeted: “I would be surprised if we hadn’t seen the PL at this meeting today shaking up the” Restart Project “plan again.

“They hung their hats on government advice. Their (sic) is nothing in yesterday’s speech that will comfort players / doctors in clubs. “

The league is expected to discuss training protocols on Monday, with additional notice from managers and players before a return vote.


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