Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has spoken out about the Coronavirus outbreak which has forced the suspension of football matches for the foreseeable future.
The Gers boss says that the game is very much secondary at the moment, with human life very much at stake:
🎥 An update from the manager.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 16, 2020
Fans on Twitter have been echoing Gerrard’s comments and they have credited the 39-year-old for how he has conducted himself:
An absolute class act.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) March 16, 2020
Impeccable. A credit to his family and the Club.
— D Hamilton (@bluediamond62) March 16, 2020
Form is temporary, class is permanent… Others should take note!
— JohnG_victorius (@jagnfl007) March 16, 2020
This is leadership
— Neil Buchanan (@Neil_Buchanan) March 16, 2020
The laddie is pure class
— kenneth Fowler (@kenneth80376479) March 16, 2020
Class not crass 💙
— Attila McTavish (@PurpleAndra) March 16, 2020
— Tom McClure (@airman614) March 16, 2020
There is a lot of debate over whether the season will be made null and void if the pandemic causes the postponement of games for a number of months.
Gerrard did have one thing to say on the matter, stating that “merging” seasons would be detrimental to the health and fitness of the players. Whatever the decision the football authorities come up with, though, it is unlikely to please everyone.
Of course, any decision will have to be based on what keeps people safe and ensures that football only gets underway again when the outbreak is brought under control.