Immediately after the third cup win in their club history, the FC Antwerp players took a photo together, cheering and hugging. Images that put Van Ranst in his pen on Twitter.
“A bubble from your household and five friends, they say. A barbecue in the garden is possible with a maximum of ten people, they say. They say keep a meter and a half away. Some professions have different rules, which is wrong, I say, ‘said Van Ranst on Twitter.
Opinions on Van Ranst’s reaction are divided. Some Twitterers believe that the country’s best-known virologist is exaggerating. “Don’t forget to mention that they are all tested and corona-free,” says one. “You said sports are healthy,” wrote another football fan. Others just found support in the tweet. “They’re gods, they think.” Or, “What unnecessary risk is that?”
Positive test at Beerschot
The fact is that footballers are not immune to the virus. Beerschot reported on Saturday that someone has tested positive at the club, a day before the (unnecessary) backmatch of the promotional final against Oud-Heverlee Leuven. “There was immediate consultation between the medical managers of Beerschot and the Pro League. Beerschot follows the strict protocol of the Pro League closely, ‘says the club. “The person who tested positive has no symptoms and has been quarantined for seven days. Out of respect for him and his privacy, Beerschot will not reveal his name and will no longer communicate about it. ‘
All other employees, trainers and players are negative, the club emphasizes. The game against OHL is simply played. “As the protocol prescribes, there will be another test on Monday and another test will follow later in the week.”