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Jordan Pickford's wife Megan Davison shares anti-vax post as Prem battles Covid crisis
29/12/2021 11:36:58

Megan Davison, wife of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, has shared a message in support of anti-vax protestors on social media.

The 25-year-old appeared to show sympathy for the protestors who were engaged in the Freedom Rally on December 18 as she shared a now-deleted photo of a demonstrator there holding a placard with the message: “'Even if you’re not conspiracy minded, something in your soul has to say…something is wrong.”

Thousands of anti-vaxxers attended the rally after further Covid-19 restrictions were put in place to stop the spread of the Omicron variant.

Davison isn’t the first WAG to show her support for the movement. Girlfriend of John Stones also made her feelings clear in recent weeks.

On Instagram, Olivia Naylor wrote: “Do not get a vaccine so you can travel because that ski trip means nothing and your human rights mean everything.

“Even if you are vaccinated, say no to proving it. It’s a severe breach of human rights.”

The pair’s comments come amid huge pressure Premier League players have faced in getting their vaccine.

A number of outbreaks at clubs have seen series of postponed games, in some cases leaving supporters out of pocket owing to travel costs.

It’s thought that, among English Football League players, 25 per cent have chosen not to get the jab - while in the Serie A players, are 98 per cent vaccinated, according to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

Meanwhile, the German Bundesliga have said 92 per cent of players are vaccinated. Spain’s La Liga have 92 per cent vaccinated.

In fact new figures have shown that a record 103 Premier League players and staff tested positive for Covid in the seven days up to and including 26 December.

A Premier League statement said: "The Premier League's Covid-19 emergency measures include protocols such as wearing face coverings while indoors, observing social distancing, limiting treatment time, as well as the increased testing.

"The league is continuing to work with clubs to keep people safe by helping mitigate the risks of Covid-19 within their squads. We are also liaising closely with the government, local authorities and supporter groups, while being responsive to any future changes to national or local guidance."

Premier League and EFL clubs decided to press ahead with the fulfil festive fixtures despite the ongoing pandemic.

At a meeting last week, clubs were advised if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games.

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