Players' lives in danger if Premier League returns too soon, says Nigel Pearson

Sport Players' lives in danger if Premier League returns too soon, says Nigel Pearson Watford manager Pearson fears 'people are closing their eyes to the threat' posed by coronavirus ahead of Project Restart plans to return to action next month Share Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - The Coronavirus Briefing Subscribe When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email

Players' lives could come under threat if the Premier League returns too soon amid the coronavirus pandemic, says Watford manager Nigel Pearson.

Premier League clubs are due back in training this week, with games scheduled to return next month under the top flight's 'Project Restart' plan.

But Hornets boss Pearson fears people are turning a blind eye to the danger still posed by the virus, which has accounted for more than 30,000 deaths in the UK.

“God forbid we have a fatality,” said Pearson in quotes reported by The Times . “People are closing their eyes to the threat.

“Yes, we would like to restart it but it’s got to be safe. We should be cautious. To ignore possibilities is foolhardy. It’s about safeguarding people’s health.” Nigel Pearson fears plans for the Premier League to return could jeopardise players' lives (Image: REUTERS) Read More