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Fulham star slams the govt. for treating footballers like ‘guinea pigs’ amid Covid surge

There has been a massive surge amongst cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom recently, with a number of players in certain teams testing positive for COVID-19.

While it has been Manchester City with the most number of coronavirus cases amongst teams in the Premier League, four games involving other teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Aston Villa, and Newcastle have also been postponed until further notice because of the virus.

Fulham have also suffered coronavirus chaos due to an outbreak in their squad, with two of their games in the festive schedule against Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley being postponed.

Manager Scott Parker has had his task cut out to work with only a handful of players due to a lot of isolating absentees, while some areas of the club training facility were closed and cleaned in order to control the spread of the virus. Parker will have no choice but field a depleted squad in their FA Cup third round match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

A two-week break amid the coronavirus chaos has been discussed by the Premier League clubs after the latest round of testing yielded the highest positive results yet, but games will most likely continue like normal as of now.

Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald voiced his opinion on the situation loud and clear on his Instagram. McDonald described the situation as ‘shambolic’ and called out the authorities for treating footballers like ‘guinea pigs’ as they continue to hold fixtures despite the recent COVID surge.

A screenshot of Kevin McDonald’s story on Instagram

Fulham currently occupy a relegation spot in the Premier League standings, although Parker’s team have shown resistance of late and have been unbeaten in their last four outings in the league.

Draws against Liverpool, Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton meant that there has been a renaissance at Craven Cottage, and Fulham will hope to have left their worst days behind them as they look to secure survival in the Premier League for another season.

By Sagarneel Chakraborty

Football enthusiast for a decade.

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