RFL asks Halifax's Ed Barber for explanation on lockdown tweet

31 July 2020 08:25
Player posted message after restrictions imposedBAME rugby league stars respond to BarberThe Rugby Football League has asked the Halifax player Ed Barber to explain his actions after a tweet made by the 30-year-old in relation to the latest coronavirus restrictions across the north of England was reported to the sport’s governing body.Many people across England – including Halifax, as part of new restrictions imposed on large parts of West Yorkshire – are unable to meet others from separate households from Friday because of a surge in Covid-19 cases across the region.On Thursday evening, just after the restrictions were announced, Barber tweeted – and later deleted a message saying: “All these places which are all back in lockdown, what are they full of?”. Barber took his Twitter account offline before reinstating it on Friday. Related: Sport thrown into disarray after Boris Johnson suspends pilot events Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian