I hope your son gets corona virus, Deeney says. Troy Deeney spoke about the abuse he and his family have suffered after he expressed concerns about the safety of the return of the Premier League.
Troy Deeney hasn’t returned to training yet but is reportedly expected to return to his team-mates next week, with clubs having approved the return of full-contact sessions.
Watford Captain said, "people have had little sympathy for footballers set to be returning to an environment where plenty have admitted they may not feel fully safe".
"I saw some comments in regards to my son, people saying "I hope your son gets corona" Troy Deeney told CNN.
"That's the hard part for me. If you respond to that, people then go, 'Ah, we've got him' and they keep doing it.
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"In a time where it's all about mental health and everyone says 'speak up, speak out, please speak', Danny Rose spoke out and I spoke out and we just get absolutely hammered and battered for it.
"So, people see that and go 'woah' and it's not just us that gets it, the missus gets direct messages and you'll be walking down the street and people will be like: 'Oh, I'm at work, you go back to work'."
The 31 years old has spoken with England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, about the safety measures that should be taken.
"He's been doing very, very good research and there is a lot of goodwill on his part to tell me, ultimately, that I'm going to be looked after as best as they can and, ultimately, there is going to be some form of risk for all of us going back to work," Troy Deeney said.
"Lockdown and the social distancing measures coming down mean people will still always have risk." He added