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Brentford boss Thomas Frank calls for all Premier League games to be postponed amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Brentford boss Thomas Frank calls for all Premier League games to be postponed amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Omicron continues to spread like wildfire

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread at record pace, and Premier League clubs are not untouched by it either.

So far, Brighton, Tottenham, Manchester United, Watford, Aston Villa and Leicester have all suffered outbreaks, and now, there has been another.

Brentford latest to be hit

Brentford had their tie with Manchester United postponed due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the latter’s training ground, but are now suffering themselves, with 13 players and staff testing positive for the north west London side.

Thomas Frank, ahead of his side’s Saturday clash, has now heaped pressure on the Premier League, calling for all of the upcoming round of fixtures to be postponed as COVID rampages through playing squads, with three games cancelled so far and more certain to follow.

Frank claimed:

“Covid cases are going through the roof at all Premier League clubs, everyone is dealing with it and having problems.

“To postpone this round and also the Carabao Cup round would give everyone a week at least, or four or five days to clean and do everything at the training ground so everything is clean and you break the chain.”

“We fully respect that we want to play and it is important football keeps going, and this way we can make sure Boxing Day keeps going, I’m 100 per cent sure of that,” 

“This Omicron variant is running like wildfire around the world and I think we need to do all we can to protect and avoid it. I think we can do a lot by closing down training grounds for three, four or five days, and then we can go again.”

Should the Premier League be looking to postpone fixtures to help get the situation under control?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.