The Lyon and Netherlands star had urged the powers that be within the nation to permit worldwide gamers to journey with out requiring to self-isolate
The French authorities and FFF (French Soccer Federation) will permit international gamers to hitch up with their worldwide groups subsequent week with out having to quarantine upon their return however provided that sure standards is met, RMC experiences.
Memphis Depay had referred to as upon the federal government in France to grant a waiver for all worldwide footballers who play in Ligue 1 to be exempt from the obligatory interval of self-isolation that might’ve been required after they arrived again within the nation.
That request got here after the France nationwide staff, who will play away fixtures in opposition to Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina over the subsequent two weeks, got the inexperienced gentle to journey to their matches with out restriction, with Depay urging the exemption to use to all of the league’s worldwide gamers.
What was Depay’s request?
The Lyon ahead took to social media to air his dissatisfaction with the obvious preferential remedy for homegrown gamers.
“French authorities, can I please be a part of the nationwide staff on Monday[?]” the 27-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“That will be truthful since y’all make an exception for the France nationwide staff that travels exterior of Europe to play video games as effectively!!!”
How have the French authorities reacted?
With coronavirus circumstances within the nation rising, the French authorities have been requiring international gamers who selected to hitch up with their worldwide squads, and thus needing to journey overseas, to self-isolate for a interval upon their return.
Depay’s request has, nonetheless, appeared to immediate a change of tact, however provided that sure strict standards is met by the gamers, golf equipment and worldwide sides in query.
Certainly, gamers will likely be required to comply with strict assured medical protocol that requires them to be a part of an elite sport bubble and have a each day coronavirus check after they return to France.
Moreover, these in query will likely be required to reach again within the nation through a personal jet, with it unknown if numerous membership groups and nationwide associations will have the ability to present such a service throughout Covid-19 instances.
Which will end in solely a choose few of the league’s prime gamers with the ability to function for his or her worldwide sides over the subsequent two weeks, given the rules which have been put in place by the French authorities and FFF that should be adhered to.