Marquinhos’ Wife Explains Decision Not To Return To Brazil
Paris Saint Germain’s Brazilian stars Neymar and Thiago Silva have returned to Brazil to be with their families in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
With football suspended indefinitely until the end of April at least, many players have decided to return home.
Marquinhos and his family have opted to stay in Paris, however. Marquinhos’ wife Carol used her Instagram account to explain why.
“We are going through a very delicate moment. I am going to explain our decision to stay here. In fact, there is not much to say. We were already here. The Marquinhos family lives here. There is his brother and his family, his sister and his family, his father and mother.
“They live next door, with each one having their own house. When Emmanuel Macron said on TV to stay at home and that everything was going to close the following day, we were all together. We see each other nearly everyday.
“We discussed it a lot in terms of what we should do. We had the option to go to Brazil. But we asked ourselves if that was the best option or not. To go to Brazil, you take a plan, a car to the airport, another car upon arrival. There are a lot of us, because we are a family.
“I have two children who are not going to wear masks. I thought that it would be dangerous for us and even for others, for my family in Brazil. Even by staying enclosed over there, we were going to touch a lot of things and we do not know if we have the virus.
“There were lots of reasons to stay here. As we were already together, we decided to quarantine and no longer see anyone else. Everyone came here with their things. We are about 15 or so. We are protecting ourselves, because it is really important to stay at home.”