Rooney exploded after the decision in England to continue with football despite the coronavirus: “Footballers were treated like guinea pigs”

Wayne Rooney, Derby County player and assistant, has criticized that footballers have been used as "guinea pigs" in the UK due to the spread of the coronavirus.

"The rest of sports, tennis, Formula 1, rugby, golf and soccer in other countries, had stopped and we were told to keep going"Rooney said in a column in the Sunday Times.

"I think a lot of footballers were wondering." Is this related to the money that's invested in this? Why did we have to wait until Friday? Why did we have to wait for Mikel Arteta to contract the disease to do the right thing? ”

“After the emergency meeting last Friday, the right decision was made. Until then it seemed that footballers in England had been treated like guinea pigs ", Rooney added.

English football only decided stop their competitions after Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.

"If someone in my family is contagious through me because I had to play when it is not safe … and they get really sick, I would have to seriously think about whether to play again. I would never forgive the authorities. "

On how to deal with the rest of the season, Rooney added that he would be willing to play until september if it's safe

Until now there are several athletes who tested positive for coronavirus, among them the Argentines German Pezzella, from Fiorentina of Italy and Ezequiel Garay from Valencia (along with Eliaquim Mangala and José Luis Gayà also from the “Ché” group).

Timo Hübers and Jannes Horn of Hannover 96, Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Morten Thorsby and Antonino La Gumina of Sampdoria, and Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea, are other cases in world football.

Christian Wood (Detroit Pistons), Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) and Chris Kielsmeier (Cleveland State, coach), are some of the names of those infected as far as the NBA refers, while athletes such as Fernando Gaviria, Maximiliano Richeze and Dmitry Strakhov appear on cyclists.