Wayne Rooney ripped the Premier League's response to the coronavirus pandemic in a column that ran Sunday in British newspaper The Times. The Premier League ultimately decided to suspend its season after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi both tested positive for COVID-19. The league had initially said it would play this weekend's games "as normal" in a statement released shortly before Arteta's diagnosis was announced.
Rooney, a former Manchester United star and current Derby County player-coach, called out the league, the Football Association and the government for treating players like "guinea pigs." You can read his full column here.
The 34-year-old Rooney wrote: