Frank urges Prem to postpone all games this weekend

Date published: Thursday 16th December 2021 9:19 - News Desk

Brentford head coach Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has called for the Premier League to postpone all of this weekend’s game as the Omricon Covid variant is “running like wildfire”.

Brentford‘s game against Manchester United on Tuesday night was postponed. Then on Wednesday, Burnley vs Watford was also called off as the country deals with the spread of the Omricon variant.

Frank has encouraged the Premier League to call off all of this weekend’s fixtures to limit the spread of the virus.


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“We think we should postpone the full round of Premier League games this weekend,” he said on Thursday morning.

“Covid cases are going through the roof at all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.

“To postpone this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone a week at least, or four or five days to clean and do everything at the training ground so everything is clean and you break the chain.”

Frank was informed of four more Covid cases overnight – bringing the current total involving players and staff at the club to 13 – midway through his Thursday morning press conference.

And he believes a decision to halt this weekend’s round of top-flight fixtures could be enough to sure the busy festive programme will be able to go ahead largely as planned.

“We fully respect that we want to play and it is important football keeps going, and this way we can make sure Boxing Day keeps going, I’m 100 per cent sure of that,” added Frank.

“This Omicron variant is running like wildfire around the world and I think we need to do all we can to protect and avoid it. I think we can do a lot by closing down training grounds for three, four or five days, and then we can go again.”

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