Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce believes it is “morally wrong” for English football to continue as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the country and disrupt the fixtures list.

Shrewsbury’s third-round FA Cup tie with Southampton was postponed after a significant number of cases reported within its club, while several other fixtures are in jeopardy.

Newcastle was the first Premier League side to be hit by a coronavirus outbreak earlier this season, leading to its training ground being shut down for 10 days.

“Certainly at our club, when you are getting more and more cases every few hours, it is scary… how it ripped through lots and lots of people,” Bruce told a news conference.

“That is something a lot of football clubs are looking at now. Financially it’s right to play on, but for me – morally it’s wrong. I understand people want to play a game of football but we are just as…

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