On April 11 of 2017, Borussia Dortmund was scheduled to face off with As.Monaco for their 1st leg of the quarter-finals match from the UEFA Champions League but due to explosions and possible terrorist threats and attacks, this match was post-poned to the following day.
There was an incident that occurred which ended up with the team bus of Borussia Dortmund being damaged and exploding. Marc Batra was the only player who ended up injured and the Spanish defender had to be hospitalized and fortunately for Batra, it wasn’t anything too serious.
This unfortunate event sparked a string of concerns and doubts surrounding Premier League players and Chelsea players were recently forced to enter the fire entrance of the Radisson Hotel as they were traveling and getting ready for their Premier League match against Manchester United which took place on April 16 and resulted with Jose Mourinho’s squad coming out on top with a 2-0 victory.
The Chelsea players were not allowed to enter the front entrance due to concerns of a possible attack.
A spokesman of the Premier League has revealed details concerning security and safety involving players as well as fans and the representative said:
“Premier League clubs take safety and security very seriously and have a range of policies and provisions in place. They routinely work closely with the police, and with their local safety advisory group. Following the tragic events, the Premier League shared with clubs relevant up-to-date information and guidance provided by statutory authorities’’
Whether or not extra security is added for players and fans in the Premier League is something that remains to be seen but the explosion and incident that occurred with Borussia Dortmund a few days ago has initiated a string of doubts concerning the safety of football figures and supporters which is hopefully resolved as soon as possible.