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Unvaccinated player recovers twice from Covid

10 October, 2021
Callum Robinson
Callum Robinson

Republic of Ireland international Callum Robinson has revealed he has chosen not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, despite twice contracting the virus.

The West Bromwich Albion striker, 26, had already missed games for his country as a close contact before testing positive in November 2020, and then again in August.

“I haven’t been vaccinated, no. That’s my choice at this moment in time,” Robinson replied when questioned on the subject.

“It’s obviously annoying that I’ve caught it twice but I haven’t been vaccinated. Further down the line I could change my mind and want to do it.”

Robinson was speaking days after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expressed exasperation with Premier League players who have not had the vaccine.

Meanwhile, Republic manager Stephen Kenny said Robinson is not the only player in his international squad not to be double-jabbed against Covid-19.

As of last week, there were only seven clubs in the Premier League where more than 50% of players were fully vaccinated. (BBC Sport)