Scott Parker said that it was “scandalous” that on Wednesday the Premier League agreed to rearrange Fulham’s match at Tottenham. Fulham’s manager said that the chance to play Spurs, whose original opponent, Aston Villa, had a coronavirus outbreak, had been discussed on the weekend, but that the final decision had been conveyed to the club as late as Monday morning.
“Normally, I’m always the last one to moan or whine about anything because I realize it’s hard out there and this is the way it is, but [it’s unfair] what’s happened to us,” Parker said, The Guardian claims.
“To confirm a Premier League match as well, this is the Premier League, one of the world’s greatest leagues, to confirm that it’s very scandalous at 9.30 on Monday morning, to be honest with you. It’s not about the unit. To be honest with you, the fixture is that’s great, I understand we have to play but it’s the note.
People may not understand how you manage teams and how you manage players in these places, but you always work well in advance, and the choices I would have made or we would have made, whether it’s against QPR or players just coming back.”