By Matthew Shaw

13th Jan, 2022 | 8:10pm

Kevin Campbell reacts to Everton postponement v Leicester City

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Kevin Campbell has insisted that people have to learn to live with COVID-19 after yet another Everton game was postponed this week.

The ex-Toffees talisman didn’t point the blame at Leicester, admitting that you can’t stop players socialising after the likes of James Maddison were spotted at the Darts last week.

Everton now have three games to re-arrange against the Foxes, Burnley and Newcastle in the near future.

“At the end of the day, players get tested and sometimes they’re fine, sometimes they’re not,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“You can’t stop people going out and socialise, you can’t stop them. I know it’s the times we’re in, but you can go to the supermarket, you are going to be around people.

“It’s a bit of a lottery at the moment, but unfortunately, I think we have to learn to with it, especially in sport.”

This could really start to become a problem.

Rules are much stricter now from the Premier League, with clubs told to play their fixtures if they have at least 13 players with one goalkeeper.

Problems start to arise when Everton had to ask twice for their game against Newcastle calling off after following all rules, but Leicester had this one postponed days after their FA Cup win and with their players at the darts.

Yes, we can’t stop players from socialising, but there has to be common sense applied to what they do – they are professionals.

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