After almost three weeks of break, the Pro League resumes its rights this Friday with a duel between La Gantoise and Kortrijk. In a stadium still behind closed doors and while many players in the championship have been infected with covid in recent weeks. For the Gantois coach, Hein Vanhaezebrouck, it is “foolish” to have to play football despite this new wave.
“No variant has contaminated as much as this one. But that, the Pro League and the Calendar Commission did not understand”, he complained at a press conference, “They keep repeating that it will be next to impossible to reshoot games. They refer to TV rights holder Eleven, who then wants games to be played on a Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. These people have to live in another world.”
“The covid is for everyone and everyone has to adapt. But for Eleven, that obviously does not apply! That we play the matches in the evening at the same time! No one watches a game on Tuesday at 2 p.m. . It’s ridiculous, and all for the money “, a enchaine Vanhaezebrouck.
In addition, the former coach of the Mauves believes that the new measures put in place by the Pro League will promote even more contamination in the clubs: “In my opinion, health comes first and this also applies to other clubs. Everyone is affected.”
“Now the Pro League says that players who have received their booster dose should no longer be tested before games. My wife received her third dose but she is still very ill. So she can infect and spread the disease.”, continues Vanhaezebrouck who therefore believes that contaminated players could be on the ground, “Two of our vaccinated players will be out but they could have played if we hadn’t had them tested. Contaminated and contagious, can’t that be the goal?”