TV star Jake Quickenden, 32, took to his social media on Thursday to share his frustration after over 60,000 football fans being allowed attend England’s latest Euros 2020 game at Wembley Stadium – but he couldn’t go into hospital with his son
Jake Quickenden has shared his frustration about being unable to stay with his other half and baby son Leo in hospital due to Covid restrictions – yet over 60,000 football fans were allowed to watch England’s Euros 2020 semi-final in Wembley on Wednesday.
The former X Factor star and his family had been self-isolating for two days as they prepared for the five-month-old’s hernia operation.
And despite following the guidelines, Jake, 32, revealed that he was unable to wait with girlfriend Sophie Church and son Leo as doctors evaluated whether they could go ahead with the procedure due to his son’s cold.
Frustrated that he couldn’t be there to support his family, the I’m A Celeb star took to his Twitter on Thursday and penned: “Covid restrictions showing cracks….
“65k in Wembley but I can’t wait in hospital with my mrs and baby to see if he can have his operation today!!! Ludicrous.” (sic)
After sharing his tweet, the TV star was inundated with messages of support from followers, while football fans were quick to criticise his opinion.
One penned: “Hospital is full of vulnerable people, a stadium is full of healthy people.”
Responding to the comment, Jake simply shared: “Mate I’m glad people enjoying themselves and this is getting back to normal, just makes no Sense at all if I sit with my mrs and son with a mask on after testing negative” (sic).
The star also shared his anger on his Instagram Story and admitted it’s not just the contradiction of rules when it comes to football but also Wimbledon.
In the clip, Jake is seen in his car as he said: “It’s actually mad isn’t it when you think about it, 65,000 people were allowed in Wembley last night, pubs were full, do you know what?
“I’m glad, enjoy it, have a beer, England it’s coming home, we’re in the final. But when you think about it and I’m not allowed sit in the hospital and wait with my missus and baby.
“It’s just f**king mad. It’s just mad.”
Adding: “I’m not allowed go in there, but 65k can go watch [in Wembley], everyone can go to Wimbledon everyone is social distancing on TV but when they’re at Wimbledon they’re best mates hugging and that.
“It’s ridiculous man, it’s ridiculous.”
In light of his fury, Jake then revealed that his son was unable to undergo his planned hernia procedure due to being “full of cold” and would be waiting another four weeks for a date.
Last night, over 60,000 football fans descended on London’s Wembley Stadium to watch England’s 2-1 semi-final win over Denmark.
The stadium’s capacity was increased to 75 per cent in what was the biggest sporting attendance in the UK since the start of the pandemic.
Those with tickets to watch the match at Wembley had to prove they were fully vaccinated via the NHS app, with both doses received at least 14 days before match day.
Those not fully vaccinated had to show proof of a negative lateral flow test from the previous 48 hours.
While Wimbledon increased their capacity earlier this week and announced that Centre Court and No. 1 Court would have 100% for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
It marked the first full outdoor stadiums at a sporting event in the UK since the pandemic began. The capacity of Centre Court is 14,979, while No.1 Court has a capacity of 12,345.
To be entitled entry to the Wimbledon spectators must either be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test.
Both sporting events don’t ask fans to wear face masks while in attendance.
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