Jordan Pickford’s spouse has caused controversy by sharing a message supporting anti-vax protestors.
Megan Davison met Everton star Pickford as a teenager and shared a photograph from the Freedom March which caused chaos across central London in December 18.
After further restrictions to stop the spread Omicron coronavirus, thousands turned out for the demonstration that Sadiq Khan had declared a major incident.
Divisive: The wife of England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has sparked controversy after appearing to share a message in support of anti-vax protestors
Davison, 25, appeared to show a degree of empathy for the mob by sharing a photo of one protestor holding a placard emblazoned with the message: ‘Even if you’re not conspiracy minded, something in your soul has to say…something is wrong.’
This photo was not commented on by the mother-of-1 and it is now removed from her Instagram account.
Pickford’s girlfriend John Stones, Pickford’s England teammate has made it clear that she supports the vaccine in recent weeks.
Here we go again: Megan Davison shared a photo from the so-called Freedom Rally that sparked chaotic scenes across central London on December 18 (pictured: protestors attend the rally in central London)
Apparent support: Davison, a mother-of-one, appeared to show a degree of empathy for the mob by sharing her post, which is no longer visible on her Instagram account
Olivia Naylor posted the following message to Instagram on December 1st: “Do not get any vaccine so that you travel. Because that ski trip does nothing. And your human rights do everything.”
“Even though you have been vaccinated. Say no to the proof. It’s a severe breach of human rights.’
Davison was appointed after Premier League footballers were reminded to get immunized following an increase in cases and the postponement of matches due to ongoing pandemic.
New rules will allow elite football to be better equipped for any future disruptions by 2022 and will encourage the 16% of Premier League vaccine doubters to have the jab.
Pickford, the main man for Everton is Pickford the first choice goalkeeper. Everton is one of many clubs that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
It is possible that Olivia Naylor’s posts to her 45,000 Instagram followers may discourage others from getting the vaccine.
With Liverpool versus Leeds, Wolves against Watford and Everton’s trip to Burnley postponed on Sunday and fears further postponements will jeopardise this week’s fixtures and the FA Cup third round, which could ultimately jeopardise the season, the Premier League are looking at rewarding early vaxxers who have completed their course of triple vaccination rather than punishing anti-vaxxers.
It’s understood that among English Football League players, 25 per cent have proved unmoved by all the evidence which points to vaccine uptake being crucial to navigating a way through the pandemic and, by extension, vital to football’s economic health.
English football’s vaccine issues are an outlier in professional sport.
La Repubblica in Italy reports that 98% of Serie A’s players have been vaccinated. The German Bundesliga claims that 92% are vaccinated, while The Mail on Sunday reports that 22% are fully vaccinated by La Liga in Spain.
Chaos: Protestors from the Freedom March brought London to a halt as Christmas shoppers got ready for it (pictured at Regent Street).