By Danny Wright

14th Oct, 2021 | 1:30pm

West Brom star Callum Robinson urged to have COVID vaccine by pundit

Ex- Shelbourne player Stuey Byrne has urged Callum Robinson to have the COVID vaccine, claiming the West Brom forward is putting his teammates at risk.

Last week, the 26-year-old told the media that he has chosen to decline the vaccine despite testing positive on two occasions [Sky Sports].

Robinson did admit he may change his mind in the future but Irish television pundit Byrne has implored the Baggies ace to do the right thing by his teammates.

As shown in a clip on the Off The Ball Twitter account, Byrne said: “I would like to hope that he’s learned an awful lot from the press conference that he’s done that he may realise now that he’s in a position of influence.

“What he says is hugely important and this issue is hugely important.

“As a football player, we (Ireland) need to have a fit Callum Robinson.

“If you’re not vaccinated, you’re putting yourself and your teammates at risk.

“That’s a key thing he has to take on board. Hopefully, he makes his sense and does the right thing.”

Touchy subject

Robinson isn’t the only footballer to have refused to take the COVID vaccine with reports saying that many England and Premier League players have also done the same.

According to a report by the Daily Mail last month, there are some top-flight clubs that have as few as six players vaccinated against the coronavirus.

As quoted by the Independent, health secretary Sajid Javid has called upon footballers to change their stance and take the jab.

However, that message has not gotten through to Robinson.

The West Brom forward has had a brilliant international break with the Republic of Ireland, scoring five goals in two games.

On Tuesday night, the ex-Sheffield United and Preston ace bagged a hat-trick versus Qatar in a friendly.

He hasn’t scored for Albion since August and with Valerien Ismael’s side losing to Stoke before the international break, we need Robinson to start firing on all cylinders for his club as well as his country.

In other West Brom news, Robinson shared a private message sent to him by an ex-Wolves player after his hat-trick against Qatar.

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