|By Neil Atkinson - 23/04/2020|
Did thousands of Atlético Madrid supporters help to expand and deepen the spread of covid-19 when they travelled to Liverpool to watch last month’s Champions League match at Anfield? On Tuesday, the deputy chief scientific advisor Angela McLean acknowledged that it was an “interesting hypothesis” after being asked one question by the Liverpool Echo.
They don't get to ask follow up questions at these press conferences but if they could Liam Thorp may have wanted her to offer more detail on this observation. As well as pressing her to state on the record who was giving what advice and what the basis for it was and how that influenced the decision that Rishi Sunak yesterday stood by.
Almost everything that revolves around going to a football match makes doing it unsafe in a pandemic. It is staggering that the Atlético game was allowed to go ahead, with the Madrid supporters in the ground - and in Liverpool itself - for two or three days leading up to the game, knowing their own city was under lockdown and that these were their last nights out for a while.
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