In what should have been a week of international matches for the football world, England manager Gareth Southgate reached out to fans.
Southgate insisted that he felt it was the right time to let the fans.
To let them know that when football does return from this global crisis, it will do so bigger and better than before.
He said via thefa.com:
“As we would have been gathering our squad for March fixtures this weekend, it felt an appropriate moment to write a message to all of our supporters.”
“For everyone in our country, the primary focus of the present – and the coming months – is undoubtedly to look after our families, support our communities and work together.”
“We were due to play next week and to represent you all this summer, but now is clearly not the moment for us to take center-stage.”
“The heroes will be the men and women who continue working tirelessly in our hospitals and medical centers.”
“When we play again as an England team, it will be at a time when not only our country but the rest of the world as well is on the road to recovery.”
“Hopefully we will be closer to each other than ever, and ready for the beautiful distraction that football can bring.”