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Soccer Aid crisis as England star tests positive for Covid


Soccer Aid could be cancelled as an England star tests positive for Covid.

Roman Kemp has announced he has caught the deadly bug.

The Capital FM DJ was due to take part in the big charity football match at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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He tweeted on Friday afternoon: “I’m absolutely gutted. I’ve had a positive test come through so I won’t be playing at @SoccerAid tomorrow night.

“I’ll be cheering from a sofa and hope that everyone donates as much as they can for the cause.”

He added: “Come on Soccer Aid World XI FC!”

A source told the Sun: “It is worrying for everyone involved in Soccer Aid however as Roman was training with a lot of the players yesterday and has been in close contact with so many people.

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“Keeping the teams and those working on Soccer Aid Covid-safe is the organisers’ top priority.

“Everyone in contact with Roman is going to be tested and extra measures are being put in place to stop any further spread.

“The game tomorrow will absolutely still be going ahead and this is an isolated case.”

Wayne Rooney, who managed the England side in 2020, is coming out of retirement to join the Three Lions as a player, lining up alongside Usain Bolt, Olly Murs, Mark Wright, Paddy McGuinness, Ore Oduba, Kem Cetinay, Liv Cooke and more.

Micah Richards joins the England coaching team with David Seaman as goalkeeping coach, while Harry Redknapp returns to manage the Soccer Aid World XI FC.

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