Arsenal, Nottingham Forest, Olympiakos are amongst many teams likely to be quarantined amidst fears of Coronavirus!
Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis confirmed yesterday that he has tested positive of the disease which is spreading at an alarming rate and causing a world wide epidemic.
Arsenal played the Greek side last week in a Europa League tie where the owner was present and apparently even met the whole squad. Marinakis is also the owner of Nottingham Forest, the players of whom he also has met – reportedly.
This has led to the three teams being quarantined with Arsenal’s tie versus Manchester City pushed back due to fears of the disease spreading further.
However, in a surprising turn of events, UEFA has decided to take a risk the match between Wolves vs Olympiakos.
Wolves sounded extremely displeased at the announcement that the match was not be postponed but to be played behind closed doors. However, their official statement also said that even though disappointed the club will have no choice but to comply with the decision of UEFA.
UEFA has time and again shown their greediness over safety and humanity and their decision to risk more human lives at the cost of playing a match shows that the organization is ever unlikely to change their outdated tactics to earn money at any cost.
With matches getting banned all over Europe, asking a team to play against opponents who are possibly infected to earn some money is one of the cheapest tricks UEFA could have possibly come up with ever. Thank you, Aleksander Ceferin.