Gareth Southgate: some unvaccinated players swayed by ‘conspiracy theories’

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  • Southgate says players ‘vulnerable’ to social media posts
  • Qualifier in Andorra to go ahead despite fire at stadium

Gareth Southgate has said some footballers are not vaccinated against Covid-19 because their opinions are influenced by conspiracy theories on social media about the jab.

England’s manager was keen to offer a considered take on the subject before his side’s World Cup qualifier against Andorra, which was given the green light after being thrown into doubt for a couple of hours after a fire at the Estadi Nacional on Fridayyesterday afternoon.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/oct/08/gareth-southgate-unvaccinated-players-conspiracy-theories under the title “Gareth Southgate: some unvaccinated players swayed by ‘conspiracy theories’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.