Following rumours that the English Premier League will be restarting soon, Watford’s chairman and CEO, has kicked against the idea.
• “I don’t think football is important at the moment” said the Chairman
The Hornets’ chairman, Scott Duxbury, stated in clear terms that talks of Premier League returning should not be a priority at this point in time, as opposed to the burden faced by National Health Service (NHS).
I feel uncomfortable at this stage even talking about football because there are people dying every day, there are stresses on the NHS, and that has to be the priority.
Do I want to resume football? Absolutely, and when it’s safe and the government says it’s fine and all the players and support staff that follow football can return, then I’m 100% behind that. But at the moment I feel all efforts have to be on beating the pandemic and supporting the NHS.” [quotes from The Guardian]
Scott said, ahead of the EPL executives’ meeting scheduled for Friday– where they are expected to take a stand on whether the season should be resumed or not, despite the devastating effects of Coronavirus in UK.
I’m not trying to be disrespectful when I say I don’t think football is important at the moment. This is the fight that’s important, the support that we’re providing is important. Of course we have to get back to normality, of course football plays a huge part in that, but at the moment the world finds itself in an awful situation, and this is where our focus needs to be. – He concluded.