Relative to other sports, Roma’s chief physician finds that football training until 18 May is “incomprehensible” and dangerous. “It’s almost as if they don’t trust us.”
Team sports can’t get back to work until May 18 but run in a local park or train if you participate in individual sports such as tennis. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte outlined Phase Two of the Coronavirus Pandemic Response on May 4.
Roma chief medic Andrea Causarano told news agency ANSA, “The latest decree took us by surprise.” “It’s astonishing how football is treated compared to other sports. It’s almost as if they don’t trust us to resume while respecting the safety measure.
“It’s incomprehensible not to consider football in a moment when the objective is to allow a gradual resumption of sporting activity. We were all set to get back to work in our training ground behind closed doors, keeping social distancing measures and without gathering in groups.”