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Watford striker Deeney refuses to attend training

Watford striker Troy Deeney has refused to attend training this week.

All 20 clubs agreed for training to resume on Tuesday, but Deeney still has concerns about safety protocols and unanswered questions regarding BAME players.

Speaking to Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on their Talk the Talk YouTube show, the Hornets strikers said: "We're due back in this week. I've said I'm not going.

"Within the meeting I asked very simple questions. For Black, Asian and mixed ethnicities they are four times more likely to get the illness and twice as likely to have long lasting illness: Is there any additional screening? Heart stuff to see if anyone has a problem?

"I feel that should be addressed. I can't get a haircut until mid-July but I can go and get in a box with 19 people and jump for a header? I don't know how that works. No one could answer the questions - not because they didn't want to, because they didn't have the information.

"I just said 'If you don't know the information, why would I put myself at risk?'."

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