Csar Noval, lineman and surgeon, announced this Sunday his refusal to referee in the remainder of the season to preserve the health of his teammates of the football establishment and that of his patients, according to a statement.
The assistant, who has his own surgery clinic has decided not to referee again in any of the eleven days remaining to finish LaLiga Santander, postponed by the coronavirus pandemic that forced to decree the state of alarm in March.
"The reason for this decision is twofold: on the one hand, to preserve the health of my teammates and that of all the components of football that will resume their activity soon. And, on the other hand, to preserve the health of my patients to whom we owe and for whom we have a duty and obligation, "he said.
"It has been a very hard decision. During the last months, we have worked very hard to keep in shape despite the confinement, we have carried out physical and medical tests during the last weeks we've been through successfully, "he added.
For Noval, the daily exposure that he has in the operating room supposes a possibility of contagion above the population average and he does not want to "put at risk" his peers in the football establishment and his patients for making the necessary trips in the daily practice of football.
"Thanks, mainly to Carlos Velasco the President of the Technical Referees Committee, for their constant support during these last months and especially during these last weeks, and allow me to make this decision for myself. He shares my decision and supports it and I am very grateful that he allowed me to reach the end of this period, "he concluded.
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