Barrow boss Ian Evatt is among those to have spoken out strongly against the National League’s decision to play on despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The Vanarama National League has chosen to continue its fixture programme despite the four higher tiers in the English game calling off all games for at least three weeks. Six National League fixtures went ahead on Saturday, including AFC Fylde’s victory over Aldershot Town at Mill Farm.

League leaders Barrow, managed by former Pool defender Evatt, saw their game postponed because a player from visitors Wrexham was in self-isolation.

Evatt, a member of the legendary Blackpool side promoted to the Premier League a decade ago, tweeted: “As a human, as a man and as a manager, I’m shocked by the National League’s decision to continue with the league fixtures.

“This is not a time for sport. This is a time to stick together and protect your loved ones. Football will come again. Stay safe everyone.”

Read more: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/ian-evatt-expresses-shock-national-league-playing-and-fellow-blackpool-great-charlie-adam-agrees-2451325

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