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Southampton boss prevents players from gaming by blocking wi-fi

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that he has prevented the players from gaming by blocking wi-fi.

The former RB Leipzig boss, where he went through something similar with them, has compared it to alcohol and drug addiction.

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It comes after an unknown English footballer revealed to The Sun that he plays Fortnite for up to 13 hours a day which has threatened to ruin his career.

He said, as quoted by BBC Sport: “It’s something you have to force actively against and I will do this.

“I did it in my last club. We had also problems with players – they were playing until three o’clock in the morning before a game.

“You have to help protect them because it’s not a small problem. If you are honest it’s the same as alcoholism or getting addicted to drugs.

“To protect them means helping them not to spend so much time there. We block the wi-fi in the hotel, for example, in the evening so they can’t play any more.”

He added: “You can be sure that I’m always in contact with my captain or with a few players to speak about them.

“As long as it’s not officially for the government an illness, then we have to protect them in our way.

“If it would be an illness then it would be easy for the government to say the companies have to give a block after three hours, for example, that they cannot play this game any more.

“I will be active always in this direction because I have to protect them. Also outside the pitch – and that means for 24 hours I have to look at them.”

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