“If it's not safe enough for fans to be inside a stadium then why would it be safe for players to be in there?"
Watford Football Club captain Troy Deeney has criticised the plans made by Project Restart to attempt to resume the Premier League season, calling them ‘premature’.
Insisting that health must come first, the 31-year-old has exclaimed that he would rather go broke than see football back before he feels it is ready to do so.
“I am not even talking about football at the moment - I am talking about my family's health, and that is it.
“What are they going to do, take money off me? I've been broke before so it doesn't bother me,” Deeney said on Instagram.
Questioning why players should be forced to play behind closed doors, the Hornets talisman also suggested that the decision to bring back football has been based on supposition rather than fact up until this point.
The Englishman said: “If it's not safe enough for fans to be inside a stadium then why would it be safe for players to be in there?
“We're doing all this testing to get footballers back to work and then the NHS, care workers and the people on the front line don't have enough tests. How do you justify that?”
The Golden Boys forward explains that he is adamant for football's resumption but only when the time is right.