What They're Saying: Nelson Mufarrej

“Unfortunately, the majority of clubs understand that this is the time to play games again, in spite of the chaotic scenes we’re living through right now. We’re against it.”

-- Botafogo president Nelson Mufarrej on the ruling by the Rio de Janeiro state federation to resume play on Thursday, which he termed “disconnected from reality.” Botafogo and Fluminense planned legal action on health and safety grounds to avoid having to resume playing so soon. With no national lockdown and national testing campaign, Brazil posted a record 1,282 new fatalities from COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the total death toll to 45,241, second in the world behind only the United States. (Reuters)
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