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Jackett: Patience And Understanding

Boss knows current crisis will affect many

10 May 2020

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It seems clear that any football matches taking place in the foreseeable future will be behind closed doors.

There is uncertainty about whether Pompey will even be able to finish the season, while Premier League clubs are discussing their own ‘Project Restart’ plans.

Kenny Jackett holds plenty of sympathy for those people who are missing their regular dose of sporting action on a Saturday.

He is also aware of all the people – many of whom will be supporters – currently providing their services as a key worker.

The Blues boss said: “I do feel sorry for all those fans who are used to following the club all over the country.

“You also have to consider that there are so many people from a number of different industries who will be affected by all this.

"I do feel sorry for all those fans who are used to following the club all over the country."

Kenny Jackett

“Then there are those on the front line, who have done such a fantastic job over the past couple of months – they’ve really had the hardship.

“Looking out there, you can see so many people who will experience their very livelihood being altered.

“For everyone during this period, there has to be patience and an understanding of the situation we are in.

“We need to get out of it in the safest way possible at a time when many will be affected, in more ways than one.

“You have to work off what the powers that be – particularly the government – say because they’re trying to protect the NHS.

“Getting back to working and playing again is what we all want, but common sense tells you it has to be done in a safe environment.”


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