Gareth Southgate bemoans being 'shouted down' over England vaccines after pair isolate

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England head coach Gareth Southgate has bemoaned being ‘shouted down’ over his suggestion earlier this year that his Three Lions squad should receive a coronavirus vaccine ahead of Euro 2020. 

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will self-isolate until further guidance after coming into contact with Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. 

Southgate said: ” In terms of the testing we had PCR tests, the mandatory tests yesterday for the pre-game. We followed that up today because of the situation as a belt and braces to make sure we’re okay for people to travel together and eat together.

“In terms of the vaccinations, you will have to go back to what I said in March when I was shouted down. I did propose it but in March but I also said I understood where we stand in the pecking order. It’s more important the clinically vulnerable and everyone else receive those first.

“In actual fact the vaccinations wouldn’t stop you catching the virus so it might not stop this situation in fairness.”

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