No sport is safe from coronavirus – except horse racing apparently

There are more important things than sport says Jack de Menezes and it must realise sooner rather than later

The Cheltenham Festival went ahead this week
The Cheltenham Festival went ahead this week

Widespread sporting cancellations around the globe has left fans with extremely little to look forward to this weekend as the growing coronavirus crisis continues to worsen.

Having been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in the week, various governing bodies and sporting authorities lined up to postpone or cancel their events not just for the weekend, but for the foreseeable future.

First went the Australian Grand Prix in somewhat bizarre circumstances, quickly followed by The Players Championship at Sawgrass – both cancelled – and as Europe woke up, the full impact quickly revealed itself.

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