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Burnley boss Dyche: Let's return; Football must treat itself like any work place

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he's keen for football to return.

And the Clarets manager insists football should be treated like anyother work place as the coronavirus shutdown is eased.

He told The Sun: "Any individual has the right in any workplace. Equally there is a balance to that.

"Ironically, people say often footballers are treated differently and they shouldn't be. So if you are asking for normality it's fair to say most people will be going back to work in some form.

"It's my personal view but I see football in the sense of, this is what I do. It's what I've brought into from 16.

"I did an interview with Eamonn Holmes the other day and he brought something up that was really relevant and I feel strongly about it in a sense.

"He said: 'What if there was a tragedy in football? Then it would stop again'.

"I said: 'Well does that mean you're going to stop every industry?' If you think about it rationally, you've got to stop everything. If there's a tragedy at an accountants or a school, you've got to shut it down.

"There's enough tragedy at the moment anyway, which is shocking for everyone, but I don't think you can start saying, 'If that came you just shut everything down again'. There's a bit more to it than that.

"There has to be a realisation that it is a workplace. Although a professional sport and very public, it is a workplace.

"We don't want any tragic circumstances of any kind but if it happens for any reason then I don't think you shut everything down for that one reason."

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