How Sports Stars Are Dealing With The Coronavirus Pandemic

How Sports Stars Are Dealing With The Coronavirus Pandemic

How sports stars are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic

Lenny Johnrose, former Burnley, Bury and Swansea player says:

“I’ve just been watching some daytime TV because there’s no sport on. I was watching This Morning with that married couple (Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford)… how they work together and live together I do not know. I’m going to have to lock myself up or book myself into a home, I cannot spend 24-7 with this lot, no way.”

Juan Mata says:

“Being patient and calm is the only thing we can do now. We have to wait and trust the experts until we can play football again. We are coping okay. We are obviously in the house trying to get fit and training however we can by doing some exercises in the house and the garden.”

Serena Williams says:

“One cancellation led to another and then led to another and led to all this anxiety that I’m feeling. Now I’ve been social distancing for actually a really long time, for probably two weeks now, and every little thing makes me crazy.” 

Lance Bradley, Gloucester Rugby Chief Executive states:

“We think the most likely scenario is that we could start playing rugby again in September. If that were to be the case then this club will have no income for six months, literally no income. And our wage bill is around £1 million a month. So it doesn’t take very long to explain that with £6 m going out and nothing coming in on a business where last year we lost £2 m, it doesn’t add up.” 

Alec Stewart, former England captain says:

“I’m expecting a season to potentially start in July, but it’s only potentially as we don’t know where this pandemic is going to go. I think they’ll look at getting The Hundred on and the T20 Blast. They’ll be the two priorities because of the financial implications to the game.”

Ian Lenagan, Wigan owner says:

“There is a massive amount of cooperative planning going on between Super League, the RFL, the Championships and the clubs. I’ve never seen such coordinated planning activity. Obviously we’ve got to stay together. I think it’s a commendable teamwork operation that is going on within rugby league.”

Lewis Hamilton Tweet:

“The most important thing everyone can do is stay positive, social distance yourself as best you can, self isolate if you need to, and regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Thank you for all the messages. I’m sending you positivity and love from afar. Keep safe. TeamLH.”

Adam Le Fondre, former Premier League striker states:

“I guess everyone is going to be watching because we’re the only football fix you can have, so it’s on us to keep people entertained. That’s what we have to do. It’s a duty of care to the game of football, and Australian football, really, and the A-League.”

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