I fully expect to hear the cries - why is it one rule for footballers and another for us?
Why are privileged professional footballers being given special dispensation by the Northern Ireland Executive to play a football match in a time of crisis?
I totally understand and can empathise. People will have lost thousands of pounds on pre-booked holidays that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, while others have to quarantine for the full 14 days after returning from a country not on the UK government's exempt list.
The Irish FA, I am reliably informed, have been told by our own Executive they can travel to Romania next month for the opening game of the Nations League in Bucharest provided they remain in a 'bubble'. UEFA have stipulated the international games are to go ahead and therefore it is imperative the Irish FA look at all options to make it happen.
Romania is a country where cases of Covid-19 have been on the increase and, as such, it is not on the UK government exempt list - meaning if you were to return from Romania as a member of the general public, you would have to quarantine for 14 days.
However, with the players in their 'bubble' - which will consist of charter flights, fully sanitised coaches and hotel, all their own equipment along with strict UEFA protocols at the 'empty' stadium - they will not need to quarantine once they land back in Belfast following the game, which is good news considering they play Norway three days later.
Club managers will also be pleased, especially with the Premier League and Championship seasons starting the following week on September 12.
The Irish FA already have a huge responsibility of their players' wellbeing when they are on international duty, but it will be intensified with the Covid-19 situation, and especially going to a country which has seen a high rise in cases.
The Irish FA will need to send out an advanced party and I don't envy them, it might be a logistical nightmare. Risk assessments will need to be carried out.
Everything must run like clockwork, the players will need to be policed around the hotel, there can be no walks outside to get some fresh air or a quick coffee, while in the past the squad had to put up with delayed charter flights due to the plane not being big enough to carry all the equipment in the hold. That can't happen.
From a completely footballing perspective, the players need the games next month, they need to get together as an international squad, especially with the Euro Play-Off against Bosnia and Herzegovina on the horizon in October.
Romania and Norway are dress rehearsals for Bosnia - let's be honest, we can try and build up the Nations League games, but the only match that really matters in September and October is the Play-Off Semi-Final in Zenica.
As a player, I wanted to win every game, and when you pull on the Northern Ireland shirt that thought process only grows stronger. However, it would be foolish to think the players don't have one eye on the new club season commencing the following week.
Jonny Evans will be okay as he is suspended for Leicester's first game of the new Premier League campaign, but Stuart Dallas will be aiming to make his mark in the top flight with Leeds, Craig Cathcart needs to win his place back at Watford and there are a host of players who haven't nailed down starting slots.
Football, it seems, has been given preferential treatment, and I understand people's frustration. But if the games do go ahead, hopefully the Northern Ireland players can bring some joy back to this country.
After all we've been through in the last six months, we could certainly do with something to cheer about...