The priority has to be people’s health. You cannot go rushing into playing football and putting people at risk. Fabrice Muamba had a cardiac arrest back in 2012 while playing for Bolton wanderers and NHS medical team managed to revive him having been technically dead for 78 mins. Now the former midfielder at 32 years has expressed his gratitude towards NHS. Eight years on from that day at White Hart Lane, he struggles to find the words to sum it up
‘When you’ve been in hospital, you realize. I got to see how much these doctors and nurses worked, how much they wanted to look after their patients. ‘That day at that stadium turned out to be the last time I played professional football. But they looked after me.
‘Right now, they are working above and beyond. The total deaths is staggering, but you have to imagine the silly number of doctors and nurses in hospitals who are keeping people safe. With them, a human’s life is reliant upon their knowledge and how they react. Whereas we go play football to enjoy ourselves and entertain
‘They need more, Muamba, speaking to a newspaper whose charitable campaign, Mail Force – Raising funds for NHS charities is his priority as he pleads with the government not only to applaud but also they need pay rises.
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