What They're Saying: Alexander Hleb

"In Belarus, it’s like no one cares [about the novel coronavirus]. It’s incredible. All the world now watches the Belarusian league. Everybody should go to their television and see us.  When the NHL closed the season, a lot of ice hockey players went to Russia to play. Maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might come to the Belarus league to continue. You know?"

-- Former Belarus national team and Arsenal and Barcelona star Alexander Hleb on the Belarusian Premier League kicking off the 2020 season last week with fans in the stands despite the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Belarus is the last European nation still playing. (Sun)
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