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Coronavirus: Why did NI football players and managers suffer in silence?


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Cautious: Crusaders ace Philip Lowry (left)

Cautious: Crusaders ace Philip Lowry (left)

Coleraine defender Steven Douglas

Coleraine defender Steven Douglas

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Glenn Ferguson

Glenn Ferguson

Cautious: Crusaders ace Philip Lowry (left)

Players and managers became the forgotten voices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Perhaps most of us were naive to believe the health and safety of players, officials and referees was of paramount importance. Not when there is European money to fight over.

The Covid-19 crisis has affected everyone's mental health.