Piers Morgan asked why England boss Gareth Southgate hadn’t revealed he had coronavirus three days after attending GQ’s Heroes event last month.
It was recently reported that the 50-year-old football manager – who tested positive on October 25 – fought the virus in secret and was forced to self-isolate for ten days.
After hearing the news, the GMB host, 55, remained confused as he publicly asked the former defender if he was aware of his diagnosis and had experienced symptoms on Twitter on Sunday, admitting: ” If the dates are correct, it is shameful. “
It’s shameful ”: Piers Morgan asked why Gareth Southgate hadn’t revealed he had Covid three days after attending GQ’s Heroes event in October (pictured at the event)
Broadcaster Piers spoke to filmmaker Hassan Akkad about his work in a hospital during the crisis, while sportsman Gareth discussed the impact of COVID-19 on football with editor-in-chief Stuart McGurk.
While guests and interviewers spoke at Union Chapel in Islington, the event was held largely digitally in accordance with government restrictions and guidelines.
On the result of the former Middlesbrough manager’s positive test result, Piers tweeted on Sunday: “Hmmmm… England manager Gareth Southgate reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on October 25.
Did he know? The football manager, 50, (pictured at the event) – who tested positive on October 25 – fought the virus in secret and was forced to self-isolate for ten days
‘He didn’t tell any of us he tested positive 3 days later’: GMB host, 55, confused as he publicly asked ex-defender if he knew of his diagnosis on Sunday
In-depth interview: Broadcaster Piers spoke to filmmaker Hassan Akkad about his work in a hospital during the crisis
“I was chatting with him on October 22 at the GQ Heroes event, with the magazine’s editors. He didn’t tell any of us that he tested positive 3 days later. If the dates are correct, it is shameful.
In a separate tweet, the presenter said, “I have a few questions for Gareth Southgate: 1) When exactly did you first become symptomatic?
‘2) Was the test done on October 25th or because you had symptoms? 3) Why didn’t you tell the people you had been with on October 22 that you had tested positive?
Insight: Sportsman Gareth upheld social distancing rules as he discussed the impact of COVID-19 on football with publisher Stuart McGurk
Bold: The TV star shared a list of questions for Gareth on Twitter
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MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Gareth for further comment.
Only a small number of people knew the former Aston Villa player had tested positive – with England squad players remaining in the dark.
Recovered: The former Aston Villa player appeared in good spirits during England’s triumphant victory over Ireland on Thursday (pictured)
A source told The Sun: “He’s a professional, he just got along. Fortunately, he is in great shape for his age.
His isolation itself meant he was forced to miss Premier League games he planned to attend as part of the preparation for the ongoing international matches.
He was Covid free on November 5, when he revealed his 29-man England squad via a Zoom call. Since testing positive, he has tested negative several times.
In March, Southgate launched an NHS campaign that enlisted the help of big sports stars to encourage fans to stay home amid the crisis.
He said at the time: “Life is very different for all of us right now and the sport rightly stands aside to support a bigger cause in these unprecedented times,” the Three Lions boss said. .
“We were supposed to host Italy and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in the next few days, but the football is meaningless because we are all in the middle of a global battle.
“Now is the time for sport to come together, speak with one voice and unite behind a very clear message: stay home, protect the NHS and save lives. “
Southgate appeared in good spirits in England’s triumphant victory over Ireland on Thursday.
Bottom: Only a small number of people knew the businessman had tested positive – England squad players remaining in the dark (pictured November 12)