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Andy Holt on COVID-19 suspension

Owner firmly supports EFL stance until there is more knowledge on the disease

13 March 2020

Stanley owner Andy Holt has been vocal on Twitter about the Coronavirus and thinks the EFL have now acted responsibly.

All Premier League and EFL games have been postponed until 3rd April with Andy firmly backing the stance.

“I don’t know if I am doing the right thing or the wrong thing asking for games to be postponed but I am doing what I believe to be right for the Accrington management, staff, players and fans and the general health of everyone else,” said Andy.

“I don’t want to increase the risk for people by coming to our ground, especially as we have a lot of elderly fans at Accrington.

“I also don’t want Coley, the players and fans going to an away ground which will increase the risk of them developing Coronavirus.

“It’s important we keep everyone as safe as we can and we have got to approach this correctly.

“We have got to calm down, keep gatherings down to a minimum and just see how things develop.

“There are more important things in life than football.

“I was upset when Rotherham fan Andy Wilson-Storey was taken ill at our ground in February and later died and we need to be sensible.

“I don’t want to take a chance on the health of anyone and, whether this is proved right or wrong, it’s better to be safe until we know what is exactly going on. There is conflicting medical advice all over the world so we will keep it under review until we know exactly which path to take.”


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