Manchester City Loses Glyn Pardoe While Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale Test Positive for COVID-19

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A Manchester City legend, Glyn Pardoe is dead. He died at the age of 73. Manchester City announced the demise of the football icon via Twitter on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020, but the cause of his death was not revealed.

Glyn Pardoe was regarded as youngest ever debutant at Manchester City. He made his first appearance for the club when he was 15-year-old. The late defender remained at the club throughout his football career, winning the league in 1962 and the League Cup in 1970.

Before he retired from professional football, Glyn Pardoe made about 380 appearances for Manchester City. His 18-year-old grandson Tommy Doyle now plays for Manchester City as a midfielder.

“Everyone at City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Glyn Pardoe,” Manchester City tweeted.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.”

Aaron Ramsdale tests positive for COVID-19

Aaron Ramsdale
Aaron Ramsdale

Meanwhile, Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has confirmed that he was one of the two people who tested positive for COVID-19 in one of the rounds of COVID-19 test in the Premier League.

Recall that the Premier League announced recently that two individuals in the league had tested positive for the virus. The league, however, failed to mention the names of the individuals and their clubs.

Hours after, Bournemouth issued a statement to confirm that one of the two individuals is a player at the club. The club also failed to mention the name of the player. They, however, confirmed that the player would self-isolate for a week before he would be subjected to another round of test.

“It’s definitely a shock. I’ve not been in contact with anybody and I’ve now got it,” the 22-year-old England international said.

“When you know you haven’t had it, and you’ve just been following the rules and only gone to the shop, that was obviously scary at first.”

Aaron Ramsdale is the 8th person to test positive for the virus in the round of mass testing in the league. The mass testing is in preparation for the restart of the 2019-2020 season which has been halted since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. All things being equal, the league will restart in mid-June.