'Footballers feel pressurised to return to training'

General secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann also warned players against signing any type of coronavirus ‘waiver’ before resuming training or matches and said that it would be “absurd” and potentially enforceable for any sport or club to seek to indemnify themselves. We would rather ask the question about the liability in case of protocols not being properly enforced.” Baer-Hoffman revealed that in seven countries – Colombia, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Botswana and Egypt – member unions were having to deliver food packages to players. Support was also offered to Watford striker Troy Deeney who has not returned to training and cited concerns over his five-month-old son, who has breathing difficulties, and unanswered questions over data which shows that black and ethnic minority groups suffer disproportionately from Covid-19.