FIFPro also asks to suspend all competitions

first_imgThe global FIFPro footballers union has joined the request to suspend competitions due to the threat of the coronavirus, expressed by numerous players from around the world and by the AFE itself, and has called for “transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions to be made throughout the football industry.”“We ask that employers and organizers of competitions respect the wishes of players to take precautionary measures in the short term, including the suspension of training and competitions. We support players who have requested the suspension or postponement of soccer activities in their countries or regions, “FIFPro said in a statement.The union recalled that “international travel and party attendance create a high risk that affects everyone from spectators and players to referees and club staff.” “To provide a reliable and clear course of action that prioritizes people and public health, we ask the authorities and the organizers of the competitions to make transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions based on the advice of governments,” he asked.In addition, FIFPRO stressed that “professional football is greatly affected by this situation in multiple ways.” “Closed matches and cancellations have a considerable effect on the income of small and medium-sized clubs. Therefore, the football industry should consider extraordinary solidarity measures to protect the industry and support clubs that need it through, for example, financial assistance or advance payments “, he proposed.last_img read more

Watch: Video shows horrific near miss on notorious road

first_imgA mum of two has revealed her outrage after her family were involved in a near-miss yesterday after some horrific driving.The incident happened on the main Derry to Buncrana Road just before 6pm.The woman, who was travelling with her husband and two young children, was forced to pull into the side of the road after the car and a motorcyclist overtook a line of traffic. She can be heard panicking and repeating the words “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.”The woman sends this enclosed video to Donegal Daily to show the manner of driving:The woman said “This is what happened today on the main Derry to Buncrana road, busy sunny Sunday evening, not long after a fatality on this exact stretch of road. “I was in the car with my husband and two children aged 2 and 3.“This motorcyclist and this driver had no respect for other road users today.“As the car passed, I looked out the rear view window to see the car then undertake another car on the hard shoulder whilst the motorcyclist continued to overtake cars the normal way.”Watch: Video shows horrific near miss on notorious road was last modified: March 27th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more