By Rob Jarvis

8th Oct, 2021 | 12:30pm

Max Rushden shares verdict on Callum Robinson-COVID row

West Brom forward Callum Robinson has been in the spotlight this week after admitting he hasn’t had the COVID-19 vaccination.

The Irishman has caught the virus twice, but shared that his choice is to go without it – something he insisted could change later down the line.

Max Rushden has shared his verdict on the situation, insisting that he doesn’t think Robinson should be attacked over it.

Writing for the Guardian, Rushden insisted that the Baggies star was open and honest, but must respect the freedom of others.

“The West Brom and Ireland striker Callum Robinson has caught Covid twice,” he wrote. “Yet he hasn’t been vaccinated.

“I have no interest in attacking Robinson – he has answered questions honestly when asked, and clearly there are many footballers in his position. The freedom to choose matters.

“But the freedom of the vaccinated and the vulnerable not to be infected also matters.”

Spotlight.

These comments were always going to throw Robinson into the spotlight massively regarding COVID-19.

Professional players have been urged to get doubled vaccinated, and the Baggies man was one of the first to be thrown into the spotlight of a press conference after that.

Unfortunately, he was also one of the first to admit he hasn’t had any doses so far – mixed with the fact he has tested positive twice and it opened the doors for people to criticise.

ESPN journalist Ewan MacKenna shared recently that the “witch hunt” is becoming a form of bullying towards Robinson and it has to stop.

At the end of the day, it is Robinson’s choice and no one is going to change his mind no matter what has come and gone.

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