Plenty of questions have been raised by fans after it was revealed that Wales internationals Liam Williams, Gareth Anscombe and Cory Allen took the opportunity to travel to Barbados after the Guinness Six Nations clash with Scotland last Saturday was postponed at the 11th hour due to the coronavirus outbreak.
walesonline.co.uk shared Instagram photos of the players and their partners on holiday in the Caribbean, and many wondered what the implications of such a trip were. With much of Europe going into lockdown in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, flights are being restricted more and more, leaving many fans curious whether the players will be able to return.
With all rugby suspended for the time being, the players will not miss anything. On top of that, both Anscombe and Allen are recovering from knee injuries anyway. But with the situation changing day by day, no one knows what further government announcements will be made.
With people in the United Kingdom being encouraged to limit social interaction and stay at home as much as possible to avoid the spread of the virus, some have also asked whether this trip by the Welsh internationals sends out the best message.
Not a good message really in current state of country and world condition
— David Jameson (@dave03464268) March 17, 2020
Ffs , rest of the world is restricting travel, were they all tested before leaving, they could be taking #covid19 and creating havoc there. Absolute morons
— EmC (@emmzcee) March 16, 2020
Stupid, its not an excuse for a holiday. Stay at home and don't get infected.
— Gary Jenkins (@GaryOJenkins) March 16, 2020
A window like this would usually be the perfect opportunity for players to get away on a break. But in this climate, it is understandable that some people are a little vexed about what they are doing.
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