Sunday, October 18, 2020

FC Basel in quarantine

Today, the FC Basel was supposed to play FC Zurich, but a Basel player tested positive for coronavirus this morning, and as he had been practicing with the team in the past few days, the players and coaches all have to go into quarantine for ten days. So not only has today's match been postponed, the Basel match against FC Lausanne-Sport next weekend will probably have to be postponed, too. Many commentators wonder about how such situations distort sporting competitions and create unfair advantages or disadvantages for the teams involved. That's the sport world's version of one of the pandemic's effects: it creates continuity problems in the stories we tell ourselves. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 18 October)

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