PFA asks Premier League to research Covid-19’s impact on BAME players

  • Request made as clubs start training for planned June restart
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic players told union of concerns

The Professional Footballers’ Association has asked the Premier League to conduct extra research into the possible effect of Covid-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic players. The request was made as clubs were due to go back to training from Tuesday before a possible restart of the season next month.

A substantial number of BAME players are believed to have expressed strong concerns to the players’ union over a return. The Watford captain, Troy Deeney, has said he will not be joining club training because of health concerns.

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