Fans react as Tottenham star Matt Doherty tests positive for coronavirus
Doherty, along with teammate James McClean are the two players that have contracted the virus and have been isolated from the rest of the squad, a statement from the Irish FA has confirmed. (h/t Sky Sports)
“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland defender Matt Doherty and forward James McClean have tested positive for Covid-19. The players have been isolated from the group as per Covid-19 protocols, and the HSE have been informed of this development.”
Doherty and McClean both started in Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Wales this past weekend, where another Tottenham player, Gareth Bale had come in contact with the right-back. Two other Spurs stars – Ben Davies and Joe Rodon were also involved in the game.
Naturally, the situation has left the fans worried and questioning the need of international breaks given the current situation all across the world.
Fan Reactions as Doherty tests positive for coronavirus
Screw you international break 😤
— ☀️ Andrew ☀️ Regan ☀️ (@AndrewJohnRegan) November 16, 2020
Bale gone to then
— sam (@sam02253663) November 16, 2020
Shiz and we have Bale, Rodon, and Davies all playing against Doherty last night
— Edward (@EdwardYo_) November 16, 2020
Why oh why have we had international football during a pandemic. Absolutely shocking decision. Cant go to the barbers but players can travel with teammates who have come from all over the planet to play pointless games.
— L (@LDB03) November 16, 2020
Every club should refuse to send players out on international duty now.
— Daniel Levy (@TheDLevy62) November 16, 2020
Of course it happens when we are about to enter our toughest fixture list.. pic.twitter.com/gGkIJzsumV
— HK💥47 (@08YID) November 16, 2020
WHY DO INTERNATIONAL BREAKS STILL EXIST.
— Tottenhamsandwich (@Spurswich) November 16, 2020
gutted… get well soon king @mattdoherty20 🐺🧡🖤x
— 🇪🇸 (@wwfcBanx_) November 16, 2020
all bcauz of international break ffs
— MourhinotheG.O.A.T (@AS7_Thfc) November 16, 2020
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Doherty joined Tottenham from Wolves this past summer. The 28-year-old has featured ten times for the club so far, bagging one assist. We wish him and McClean a speedy recovery!