BREAKING: Millionaire Football Club Owner Says He Has Coronavirus
March. 10, 2020
Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis has made known to the public that he has contracted the coronavirus. Marinakis is understood to have met the Nottingham Forest players last Friday after the 3-nil defeat to Millwall.
The EFL are understood to be in talks with Nottingham Forest with regards to their owner and the appropriate course of action to be taken, with Forest scheduled to take on Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The Greek businessman, who also owns Olympiacos, who will face Wolves behind closed doors in the Europa League on Thursday due to the virus, confirmed he is recovering in a press release.
The 52-year-old said: “The recent virus has ‘visited’ me and I felt obliged to let the public know.
“I feel good as I take all the necessary measures and I (adhere) to the doctors’ instructions.
“I strongly advise all my fellow citizens to do the same. I wish all a quick recovery.”
Marinakis was in attendance at the Emirates on 27 February as Olympiacos defeated Arsenal after extra-time to secure a place in the round-of-16 of the Europa league.
"Our home match with Olympiacos in the Europa League was played on Thursday 27th February and none of our staff who came into contact with him on that match day have reported any symptoms since," the Gunners told football.london.
"We continue to follow strict protocols with regard to coronavirus. We're following the Government health guidelines and have additional procedures in place to protect our players and staff. This has included regular deep cleaning of areas used by players at Emirates Stadium and our training centre."
The shipping millionaire was also present at the City Ground against Millwall last Friday.
Marinakis will not be able to attend matches for two weeks due to the government’s advice to self-isolate for a minimum of two weeks.
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