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Wayne Rooney very angry after visit by coronavirus infected friend

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Wayne Rooney is “angry and disappointed” after he was put in danger of contracting Covid-19 when he was visited by a friend who was infected with coronavirus.

The Derby player-coach was given a luxury watch at his home on Thursday by Josh Bardsley, who should have been in isolation after being tested for the virus and turned out to be positive for Covid-19.

Rooney was not aware that Bardsley was violating government and NHS protocol and went on to play the full 90 minutes as Derby lost to Watford in Friday’s Championship match.

The player-coach had to have an emergency test on Saturday night and a spokesman told The Sun he would not have allowed the visit had he known Bardsley had been contacted by Test and Trace.

“Wayne met Josh Bardsley briefly when he visited Wayne’s house on Thursday,” he said.

“Wayne was not told by Josh or anyone else before or during that visit that Josh had been told to take a coronavirus test.

“Had he known Josh had been contacted by Track and Trace or had tested positive he would have refused to have seen him.

“Wayne is angry and disappointed that he, his family and his club have been put in this position by someone acting secretly and in breach of government and NHS guidelines. He is now taking a coronavirus test as a result of his contact with Josh.”

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Former Juventus and Italy coach, Marcello Lippi announces coaching retirement

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Popular football coach and ex- Italy, Juventus manager, Marcelo Lippi has announced that he has retired from coaching.

Marcelo Lippi’s last coaching job was with China’s senior national team where worked for six months after his resignation as head coach for China.

The 72-year-old legendary coach, after countless successes and achievement in football from winning three tiles with Juventus, World Cup with Italy, Champions League said it is over with coaching for him.

Speaking to Radio Sportiva, he said

“I’m definitely done with the coaching job,”
“That’s right, it’s enough. Maybe I could be useful in other roles, let’s see. But nothing until spring.”

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#EndSARS: John Ogu tells Super Eagles players to boycott AFCON qualifiers in solidarity with protests

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Nigeria international midfielder, John Ogu has called on his teammates in the Super Eagles to boycott their upcoming African Cup Of Nations games in protest against the Federal government as a reaction to the shootings of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday night, October 20.

On Tuesday, October 20, security operatives shot at protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, which has generated wide condemnation across the world.

Nigeria will take on Sierra Leone in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in November in Benin and Ogu, 32, has called for his teammates not to honour the clash, in solidarity with #endSARS protests happening in the country.

Ogu, who has 26 caps for the Super Eagles, said to the World Football show on BBC World Service radio.

“What is the point in representing the country if this is what the politicians, the people we’re representing, can do to us?”
“I feel like this is the best thing to do right now until they get back to their senses and listen to us.

“We want a good government, the police brutality to stop, we want the SARS to stop, we want the killings to stop, we want good laws, we want job opportunities. It’s just crazy.

“I believe most of my colleagues understand where I am coming from, I wish we can do this. There are games coming up and if we boycott these games I’m sure they will know we’ve made a statement.

“I haven’t really spoken to any of my team-mates about this. They feel for the people here, their loved ones, those that have died. I’m sure the players are aware.”

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We’ve seen the footage, we cannot imagine the pain – Arsenal FC lend voice to the #EndSARS crisis

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Arsenal FC have sent out a soothing message to their Nigerians fans and Nigerian youths at large over the #EndSARS crisis in the country.

In a message shared on their official Instagram handle, the English football club disclosed that they have seen footages which emerged from the crisis and can’t imagine the pain it caused.

Arsenal FC who stated that their thoughts and prayer are with everyone in Nigeria, also asked everyone to stay safe and strong.

Read the message below;

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