Former England and Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has said that England’s football will be on hold until both players and supporters are safe.
After Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Calum Hudson-Odoi tested positive to coronavirus, the FA agreed to postpone fixtures on Friday.
April 3 has been fixed as a tentative date for resumption of football.
But Rooney, writing in his The Times column, made it clear they were ready to play until September if need be.
“Thankfully football made the right call in the end. We had to put the season on hold. Some people won’t be happy but I just think, in this case, football has to come second. It’s a sport. It’s just a sport.
“We’re happy to play until September if the season extends to then, if that’s how it has to be. That’s our job. As long as we know we’re safe to play and it’s a safe environment for spectators, we’ll play,” the Derby County star said.