Many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have responded to a video from the club’s Twitter account which asks people to stay at home.
Behind the video was the club doctor Matt Perry, who essentially repeated many of the messages which have been put out by the government and by various health officials, asking people to considerate by staying inside unless absolutely necessary.
Just yesterday Boris Johnson announced a number of new precautions that must be taken to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, which includes a lockdown of sorts, meaning that people should only be leaving their house to do necessary work, as well as essential shopping and to do one piece of exercise a day.
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Mr Perry, who admitted that his job is usually focused on the players and does not involve media responsibilities, decided he would share this video after being asked by hospital colleagues to try and persuade people who think it’s okay to go about their daily business as normal that it is not.
He described it as a “big problem”, before mentioning those who are risking their own health – hospital workers – to help the greater population. He added that the only way we can help them is by following the guidelines which have been set out.
Plenty of supporters responded to the video, with a few even claiming that he is their own doctor – and they have reiterated that the public should listen to this man.
Here are some of the replies below…
As an intensive care consultant preparing for the next few weeks please heed this advice so we can keep as many people as safe as possible and get back to normal as quickly as we can.#StayAtHomesavesLives
— ian stanley (@ianstanley6) March 23, 2020
My GP for many years. A brilliant man. Listen to him. The sooner we do, the sooner this will be over.
— Mr Pastry (@pastrymug) March 23, 2020
Dr Perry my ex doc is a very sensible man……..please listen to him 🙌🏻
— Dave Foster (@daveandwolves) March 23, 2020
Top top man
— Andy Wareing (@WareingAndy) March 23, 2020
Just common sense we need to listen if we want our loved ones to live , no brainer
— carolq♜ (@carolq59) March 23, 2020
Great bloke, so listen to him.
— Dave Willis (@DaveWillis1981) March 23, 2020
Premier League football is set to return on April 30, but the likelihood of that happening right now is hard to tell and quite frankly feels unimportant.
With everything that is happening, it is too hard to predict what will happen with football as we don’t know what will happen with the virus. Only time will tell.