Three players at FC Cologne have tested positive for Covid-19, striking a major blow to the Bundesliga’s plans to be the first major football league to return and highlighting just how far the Premier League are from being able to comeback, despite all their bluster in the press.
For some reason, despite handling this current pandemic worse than most other countries, the UK are still talking about bringing back the Premier League before the end of the summer.
With Germany handling the medical crisis far better than the UK government, they would seem better placed to get up and going long before anything happens in the Premier League.
However, this latest news will come both as a blow to football and as no surprise.
A virus isn’t just like bad weather, it won’t just suddenly change or go away and it’s why so many players are scared of returning to play.