Covid victim who caught virus watching England at euro wished he had a jab – .

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Covid victim who caught virus watching England at euro wished he had a jab – .


Glenn Barrett had been to the Old Clee Club in Cleethorpes with friends before he fell ill (Photo: Google Maps)

The family of an English fan who died with Covid-19 said his last words to nurses wanted him to be vaccinated.

Glenn Barrett, 51, of Lincolnshire, was reportedly infected while watching the Three Lions play against Croatia in a Euro 2020 game.

After enjoying the game from his hometown of Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Glenn battled the virus for three weeks before dying with his mother by his side last Tuesday.

He had not been vaccinated, but his last words to nurses and doctors at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital were “I wish I had him,” Grimsby Live reported.

Relatives paid tribute to him as a gentle giant, with the 6-foot-3 volunteer taking care of many friends.

They said he had been with a group of pals watching the game and it is understood that around seven people tested positive shortly after, including a man in his 20s who also ended up in intensive care .

The Old Clee Club closed for a deep clean, but those affected are believed to have mingled in other locations as well.

Glenn has been hailed as a gentle giant and a very good cook

Neither Glenn nor his anonymous friend had taken the chance to get the shot, even though Glenn had already had his spleen removed.

Cousin Ken Meech considered Glenn a “big brother” and urged the public to get the vaccine.

“If he had, he would still be with us today,” Ken said.

“I am not a dealer in bad luck or someone who tells you what to do or not to do. After all, we are supposed to live in a free world.


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“But this is one of the saddest times of my life, losing my cousin, the great Glenn Barrett, to Covid. “

He added, “Luckily his friend is on the road to recovery and hasn’t had any underlying issues, but has had two spells in the service.

“There are those who say that Glenn, if he had had the jabs, would still be with us today. Being with my family and friends, we think his odds were much better if he had.

Ken continued: “He was very brave and fought to the end with Covid for three weeks and the strain on his heart was too great, eventually passing away at 8 a.m. on Tuesday July 13, 2021 with his mother in its ratings.

“Glenn had his worries and reasons for not having the injections, but he didn’t have a spleen or immune system to fight off the infections, but he told the nurses before he fell into an induced coma that he would have.” wished to have.

“My family is struggling to come to terms with what happened and unless you witness the tragic side of it, no one seems to care. We can’t even visit him at the funeral home because it’s a sealed casket.

His mother Lynn said, “He was a larger than life character and always enjoyed his food. He was a very good cook himself.

An Old Clee Club staff member said: “He was a very generous person. When he won a raffle prize, he returned it directly so that more money could be collected. “

A club spokesperson said: “There have been around seven positive cases.

“They had all dated and Glenn and the other boy would go out for meals a lot.

“They walked a lot together and Glenn went to soccer practice. They weren’t just all together here.

“As soon as this was confirmed, the president made the decision to close in a few hours. “

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