EPL players are not willing to be used as guinea pigs in the Project Restart plan, Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive, Gordon Taylor has said.
Gordon recently came out to say that not only footballers will be cautious to play amid the pandemic, everyone else in sport will take that stance too.
According to him, players must be well protected henceforth and it is only fair for them to be reassured that all safety measures have been taken on their behalf.
He added that medical experts are needed in the league now more than ever because every footballer will be very cautious from now on.
Taylor said, “It’s never easy when we’ve had over six weeks of being told to stay inside, and the next minutes it’s the start of what’s being perceived as the easing of these restrictions.
“The players don’t want to be seen as guinea pigs and that will apply to everyone in professional sport.
“It’s about getting the balance of safety and also trying to get back to normality as much as possible.”
“We need to make sure our BAME players are properly protected if there is an incidence of higher rates with those players.
“We need to give everyone confidence that every single safety measure has been taken on their behalf.”
“Thinking about returning to training, it’s going to be a staged process. There’s going to be five steps and it’s caution all the way,”
“We’ll put our toe back into the water as things are eased back in, mindful that there could be a backbite and that’s where the medical experts come in.”