- England striker Tammy Abraham confirms he has been fully vaccinated
- The 24-year-old became the first member of the national team to be confirmed
- Several players in English football have refused to state their position.
- Irish footballer Callum Robinson has previously confirmed that he has decided not to vaccinate against COVID-19 despite having previously caught the virus twice.
- The 26-year-old has contracted the virus twice, once in November 2020 and again in August
Tammy Abraham Has become the first England player to confirm that he has been fully vaccinated.
There are growing concerns within English football over the slow rate of getting the vaccine among top-flight players, an issue sportsmail There have been massive highlights in recent weeks.
Several players declined to say whether they were double-pocketed on Wednesday and were under guard over the issue, saying it was a personal and private matter.
But Abraham has confirmed he has taken both jobs, adding: ‘It’s a personal choice. People have the right to do what they want to do with their bodies. For me it was a different situation. I have been vaccinated. This is a personal preference.
‘I’ve contracted the virus before, I’m in Italy and it’s the right thing to do for me.’
Tammy Abraham becomes first England footballer to reveal he has been fully vaccinated
Gareth Southgate concerned about reluctance among England players to take Jabba
Manager Gareth Southgate will continue to promote the benefits of vaccination while staying out of personal affairs.
Southgate said last week, ‘Our medical team will know, but they won’t tell me who is and who is not (vaccinated).
‘I don’t think it’s going to affect us that much because whenever the players are with us, we’re always in a bubble and the game is on discount.
‘The bigger issue is that players are going back to clubs or clubs in some countries.’
Earlier on Wednesday, Republic of Ireland international Callum Robinson admitted that he has opted not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite being twice short of the virus.
While Abraham is the first person in the England team to declare himself fully vaccinated, Robinson is the first high-profile footballer to admit he hasn’t got the jab.
The 26-year-old West Brom striker, who had already missed the game as a close contact for his country, tested positive first in November last year and again in August, meaning he had to qualify for the World Cup qualifiers last month. Had to sit outside.
But just days after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expressed his displeasure with Premier League players who have not been double-pocketed, Robinson – who is on £27,000 a week with his club – has expressed his displeasure for not doing so. It’s about the decision.
When asked if he had been vaccinated, he replied: ‘I have not been vaccinated, no. This is my favorite at the moment.
‘It’s obviously annoying that I’ve caught it twice but I haven’t been vaccinated. Later on I could have changed my mind and wanted to do it, but at the moment I have not been vaccinated, no.’
Ireland star Callum Robinson has admitted that he has been affected by Kovid-19. have opted not to vaccinate against
Asked why, Robinson (who played in the Premier League last season) said: ‘I haven’t, I haven’t. I guess it’s your personal choice and my choice at the moment, I haven’t been vaccinated.
‘I know, like you said, there are managers and people who want you to do it, which is right in their way, the way they think, but everyone has their own choice of what they want to do. . I will not force people to do this, it is your choice and your body.’
Robinson, who declined to discuss his reasons, is being tested regularly along with his teammates and is not the only member of the Ireland team who has not been vaccinated, along with manager Stephen Kenny, who Have seen his regime repeatedly interrupted by the coronavirus, confirming that many players are in the same position.
Kenny, who has had both injections, admitted it may be a step too far to select only those who will, despite Under-21 boss Jim Crawford taking seven players from Britain and Germany to travel to Montenegro. Had to leave his squad. Which is in the red list of both the countries.
Robinson first tested positive in November last year and again in August, meaning he had to sit out of the World Cup qualifiers last month.
He said: ‘Well, I think it would be quite a radical approach to say, ‘Well, the one who hasn’t been vaccinated isn’t going to be selected in the future’.
‘I don’t know of anyone doing this in any sport at the moment, so it would be extremely radical for me to just come and decide.
‘I was very happy to be myself (vaccinated) and encouraged the staff and the players. Of course this seems like the most sensible thing to do, and the safest with respect to our environment.
‘There’s a lot of myths and a lot of issues around adulthood that people are concerned about and other issues, you know, and I think it’s complicated. I am not a medical expert, but I trust experts and I think it is better to have double-vaccination.
Robinson’s revelation comes after it emerged last week that nearly two-thirds of Premier League players had not been vaccinated against the virus.
Managers like Jurgen Klopp and Marselo Bielsa have urged their players to get vaccinated
Club officials are complaining that the dressing room has been ‘polluted’ by senior players spreading conspiracy theories about Bill Gates, infertility and the potency of vitamins.
Many fans may object to players being spared from mandatory vaccinations when they are not, but the government is wary of the legal implications of making vaccination a condition of employment.
Only seven of the 20 Premier League clubs have more than 50 percent of their squads fully vaccinated. While Leeds, Wolves, Southampton and Brentford have vaccinated more than 90 per cent of their staff, at least three clubs have yet to vaccinate even 10 individuals.