Former Arsenal and Chelsea hero Cesc Fabregas slams Boris Johnson’s lockdown plan

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Former Arsenal and Chelsea hero Cesc Fabregas slams Boris Johnson’s lockdown plancenter_img Cesc Fabregas is not impressed with the UK’s response to coronavirus (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has blasted Boris Johnson’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, believing the current lockdown is too little and too late.It was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday evening that Britons could no longer leave the house unless it is for essential work, shopping, one form of exercise-per-day or medical need, for at least the next three weeks.While these may seem like extreme measures to some, Fabregas, 32, does not think Johnson has gone far enough, and he should have reached this point a lot sooner.Fabregas, who currently plays for Monaco, responded to a post from Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Instagram, which read: ‘We’re in lockdown or whatever you want to call it. Much needed. Vital in fact. Stay indoors and stay safe everyone.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Spaniard replied: ‘Two weeks too late and on top of that… Open parks, shopping, exercise allowed, walks…’ Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFabregas’ home country imposed a stricter lockdown on 15 March, which did not allow people outside for exercise.The Spanish government are now looking to extend that lockdown until 11 April, at least, as the death toll rose to over 1,700, with Spain the second hardest hit European country after Italy.Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, warned that worse is to come, speaking on Saturday: ‘We have yet to receive the impact of the strongest, most damaging wave, which will test our material and moral capacities to the limit, as well as our spirit as a society.’On extending the lockdown, Sanchez said: ‘I know it is a drastic measure…but experts agree that it is an effective measure in the fight against coronavirus‘We hope that with this measure, which is so drastic, so dramatic, so hard, which without a doubt has consequences on our families, we can bend the (growth) curb of coronavirus.’MORE: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provides coronavirus update: ‘I have recovered’MORE: Arsenal face stiff competition in race for Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff on free transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Mar 2020 8:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link773Shareslast_img

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