Messi: Health must always come first

first_img Loading… A global pandemic is forcing a concerned global population to take decisive action in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.Professional sportsmen and women form part of that process, with events having been cancelled and suspended around the world.La Liga has joined the likes of Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Premier League in bringing competitive football to an immediate halt.Barcelona have taken matters a step further by postponing all training activity for two weeks.A statement released by the Catalan giants read: “Given the healthcare situation and according to the recommendations of the club’s medical staff, the first team has suspended all activity until further notice.”Messi and the Blaugrana will not be back on the field any time soon, with a Champions League clash with Napoli going the same way as La Liga matches.As a result, Quique Setien’s squad are taking in an enforced break.They will be adhering to any protocols put in place, with six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi looking to lead by example when it comes to following coronavirus advice.He has posted on social media: “These are complicated days for everyone.“We live worried about what is happening and want to help by removing ourselves from the places where those are having the worst of it, either because it directly affected them or their family and friends, or because they are working on the front line to combat it in hospitals and health centres.“I want to send a lot of strength to all of them.“Health must always come first. It is an exceptional moment and you must follow the instructions of both health organisations and public authorities. Only in this way can we combat it effectively.Read Also:Messi’s jersey a dream come true for frontline nurse“It is time to be responsible and stay at home, it is also a perfect opportunity to enjoy that time with those that you cannot always be around.“A hug and hopefully we can turn this situation around as soon as possible.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi has admitted that  “health must always come first” as the Barcelona superstar joins those taking in a period of self-isolation during “complicated” and worrying times in the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Amazing Ceilings From All Around The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValuePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more