German club president wants football lockdown for rest of year

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A German second division club president has called for a football lockdown for the rest of the year owing the coronavirus pandemic. Infection numbers have been rising sharply in the country, regional lockdown measures are in place again in some areas, and a growing number of footballers are also catching the virus. Erzgebirge Aue boss Helge Leonhardt has told broadcasters MDR and the Bild paper late Tuesday that football needs to act and shut down for a few weeks. “We need a football lockdown until the end of December. The next four weeks will be extremely difficult for our country and will be…

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