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Politicians make mistakes as well, says Lampard about new restrictions

Fri 15 January 2021 | 15:26

The Premier League has asked the players to stop celebrating by hugging each other.

A new Covid-19 strain outbreak has hit the UK and the country is into its third nation lockdown already. Despite extreme restrictions, football still continues but the authorities have warned the footballers. Julian Knight, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, labeling some goal celebrations as "brainless".


Frank Lampard



’s manager believes that this comment is just one point of view of the issue and people and also the politicians themselves make this kind of mistakes.

“My opinion as you cross the spectrum of society is that some footballers have made mistakes, which some have admitted to when they have been found out and that is wrong,"

Lampard told reporters.

“Members of the public have done that, some members of the public are absolutely adhering to the rules. Some politicians have also made mistakes that when they’ve been caught out they’ve admitted to, so I certainly don’t think the spotlight should just be on footballers.

"On the other side of that, I think footballers have to understand their responsibility and, now that a few mistakes have been made, you hope we see less of that. But I would certainly get my back up against people who just want to pinpoint footballers who are still going to work and doing their job.

"If they make mistakes then fine, hold their hands up, discipline them and, hopefully, footballers will not make so many mistakes going forward. They have been really tough times for everyone and it’s certainly not just footballers who have made mistakes.

"Footballers are doing everything everyone else has been asked to do as well. Some people are being asked to work from home, footballers aren't. So they're taking themselves into an environment where they're potentially putting themselves in danger and maybe their families they go home to - a pregnant wife, a grandparent, parent, brother, sister as well.


source: SportMob