Brentford manager, Thomas Frank, has called on the Premier League to postpone all fixtures across the weekend amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
His side’s game against Manchester United on Tuesday was postponed due to rising cases on United’s end.
And in the middle of his most recent press conference, Frank was made aware of thirteen positive tests that had been recorded across the club.
Mid-press conference Thomas Frank has been told that #BrentfordFC now have 13 positive cases across players and staff at the club.
Co-director of football Phil Giles rang him and the press officer to confirm the news.#BrentfordFC #SOUBRE
— Jay Harris (@jaydmharris) December 16, 2021
With the situation deteriorating, the Brentford boss has called for a break in fixtures with upcoming Premier League and Cup games still set to go ahead.
“We [he and others managers he has been in touch with] think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend,” he said. “Covid cases are going through the roof at all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.
“To postpone this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone a week at least, or four or five days to clean and do everything at the training ground so everything is clean and you can break the chain.”
He added: “We fully respect that we want to play and it is important football keeps going, and this way we can make sure Boxing Day keeps going, I’m 100 percent sure of that.”
With no word from the Premier League as of yet, all fixtures are still set to go ahead as planned.
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