It’s been a strange weekend for football fans across the whole of Europe, not just at Wolverhampton Wanderers, following the suspension of the fixture lists and with the club making clear they didn’t appreciate our last game taking place, and news coming through that striker Patrick Cutrone had tested positive for Coronavirus – chairman Jeff Shi released a very classy statement on Saturday.
Fans who haven’t seen it yet can read his full words by Clicking Here.
Knowing full well how the virus has affected China in recent months, Shi made clear that the club were steadfast in doing all they could do protect players and staff, as well as the fans with Molineux, the club shop and ticket office etc also being closed.
His statement also outlined what other steps Wolves were taking at this moment in time, and it was very much a rallying call for fans to use common sense of their own, given the Government advice, and not to underestimate the situation we find ourselves in.
“I appeal to our supporters to follow our lead, and to stay as safe as possible during what will no doubt be a very testing time. Please don’t underestimate the threat of this virus, to you or those around you, and employ best practice to limit the spread, including good hygiene and proper social distancing, which are both key. Please stay safe and don’t take any risks. Look after yourselves and look after each other. We will get through this.”
Reacting to his message on social media, well, it’s fair to say it went over very well indeed amongst supporters.
Great words Jeff. Hopefully we'll all be back at Molineux soon.
— Phil Bradley (@wolvesbradders) March 14, 2020
Jeff, we're proud to have you as our Chairman, thank you 🙌.
— Alan Leese 🏴. (@_AlanLeese) March 14, 2020
What a lovely message from our owners 🧡🖤🙌🏻
— /\_/\ Wendy Smith /\_/\ (@wendymillssmith) March 14, 2020
Nice words from Jeff and a great gesture from Fosun, shame all companies can’t act in this manor to limit the spread of this virus before it gets worse.
— Kristian Marcus Wilson (@BKristianmarcus) March 14, 2020
— NAG (@Kingwolf84) March 14, 2020
Exactly this. 🖤🧡🐺 xxx
— Beverley Knight (@Beverleyknight) March 14, 2020
I would like to hug you but may have to wait
— Hoops (@RyHoops83) March 14, 2020
Stay safe folks 🧡🖤
— 🔶⚫️ Stourbridge Wolves (@troutbeckwolf) March 14, 2020
— name not required (@Rumourama_Inc) March 14, 2020
Quality, top leadership.
— Darren Wootton (@DazWootton16) March 14, 2020