WATCH: Reporter Asks Soccer Manager About Coronavirus, His Response Went VIRAL
Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, it seems that everyone wants to give their two cents about it.
That’s actually not the case for a European soccer coach.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was asked about the coronavirus and he gave an epic response that went viral.
“Just asking as a wider question about the coronavirus. Are you worried as a team or as a club about the spread of it or how it might affect you?” a reporter asked Klopp following Liverpool’s defeat to rival team Chelsea.
“Look, what I don’t like in life is that a very serious thing, a football manager’s opinion is important,” Klopp responded. “I don’t understand that. I really don’t understand it.”
“I could ask you, you’re in exactly the same role as I am, and it’s not important,” the manager told the reporter. “But famous people, famous people say — No, we have to speak about things in the right manner, not people with no knowledge, like me, talking about something.”
“People with knowledge will talk about it,” he continued, “and should tell the people, do this, do that, do this, and everything will be fine, or not. Not football managers.”
“I don’t understand it,” concluded Klopp. “Politics? Coronavirus? Why me? I wear a base cap and have a bad shave.”
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— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 4, 2020
He nailed it right on the head. What does it matter what his opinion is on politics or the coronavirus? It doesn’t matter, but our society has got itself to this odd point that everyone needs to put their opinion out there so that someone can be sure to criticize and attack them.
Remember the days when everyone used to avoid talking about politics and religion? Well, those days are long gone.
The reason they never talked about them was that they were touchy subjects and you didn’t want to make others feel bad or anger anyone. We can obviously see what they meant and what they were trying to avoid because everyone talks about politics now.
Religion is still a touchy topic as well because everyone believes that they’re right about what they believe and most people aren’t willing to challenge their own beliefs to see if they can withstand the test of criticism.
The Daily Wire