Danny Rose has called plans to resume the Premier League season a f***ing joke when people are still dying from coronavirus.
The Project Restart proposal aims to see top-flight football in the UK return on June 12, despite the deadly disease claiming more than 280,000 lives worldwide so far.
Danny Rose did not hold back in his assessment of the Premier League’s plans to bring back football
Premier League matches have been suspended since March 13, but on Monday the government announced sport can return behind closed doors from June 1 at the earliest.
Rose is the latest Premier League footballer to speak out against the plans, following Man Citys Sergio Aguero, who admitted players were scared to return, while West Hams Manuel Lanzini insisted it would be ‘crazy’ to play when there is no coronavirus vaccine.
Rose, on loan at Newcastle from Tottenham, believes football should not return until the number of deaths start to massively drop.
On Instagram, he said: “It’s a f***ing joke, I’m not even going to lie. The government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale.
Give COVID-19 the red card
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…
STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:

  • to shop for basic essentials  only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day  such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need  for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work  but only where this is absolutely necessary

For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.
The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
“People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean? Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.
“We’ll see, I think I’m getting tested on Friday, so we’ll just have to wait and see. I listened to the announcement, no football until June 1st or something, I don’t even pay attention to any of that.
“I’m sad that people are getting sick and being affected. Football should be the last of things that need to be sorted.
“I think everyone will get tested as soon as they get back and we’ll see what happens. I just hope the numbers stay low so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”
Freddie Flintoff on Danny Rose
Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff understands where Rose is coming from.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the Breakfast co-host said: “The argument with footballers is that they are overpaid.
This is slightly different. I don’t know how you guys feel, but when I leave the house for exercise and I see someone coming towards me, I cross the road and that’s the mentality I think we’ve all got into.
“I think what [Rose] is questioning is it all really worth it. Is it necessary and in his opinion it isn’t, but it will be easy to jump on the Danny Rose bandwagon and have a go at him for what he said.”