Saturday, 14 March 2020

Immobile slams celebrity doctor Christian Jensen over coronavirus statement

Ciro Immobile has taken to Instagram to slam British celebrity doctor Christian Jensen for claiming that Italians are using coronavirus as an excuse to take “a long siesta”.

The Lazio striker was left infuriated by the comments in the wake of a crisis in Italy that has left more than 1,250 dead and over 17,000 ill.

The pandemic has not hit the UK in the same manner as yet, with 798 cases of the illness confirmed as of Friday, March 13, with 10 having passed away.

Christian Jensen on FUBAR Radio ’s ‘Access All Areas’, said: “This might be a little bit racist to say this, [and] you’ll have to make apologies, but do you not think it’s a bit of an excuse?

“The Italians, any old excuse to, you know, shut down everything and stop work for a bit and have a long siesta.

“I think it’s an epidemic lived out more in the press than in reality.

“I mean if you think about flu right, without getting too heavy, flu kills thousands every single year.”

Immobile took aim at the doctor on Instagram, saying: “Go tell that to the relatives of people who have died or those who are fighting for their lives in hospital: d*ckhead! I tell you this from the heart: f*ck off!”

Serie A, like much of the country, is under lockdown due to the pandemic, with April 4 tentatively pencilled in as the date when football will begin once more in the country.

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