The Dutch attacking star Memphis Depay is currently not allowed to travel to the national team. Now the Olympique Lyon attacker has asked France’s President Emmanuel Macron for an exemption so that he does not have to be quarantined after his return.
The 27-year-old wrote on Twitter: “French government, could I please travel to the Dutch national team on Monday? That would be only fair, as you are also making an exception for the French national team, which also play outside of Europe.” He also linked the official Macrons account.
In France, people who leave the European Union must be in corona quarantine after their return. The Netherlands will play in Turkey next Wednesday in qualifying for the World Cup, which is why Lyon did not release Depay. According to FIFA regulations, clubs can refuse to release their players if they return to isolation.
However, the government made an exception for the French internationals. The Equipe Tricolore will start in Kazakhstan on March 28, but quarantine on return is not necessary.