In an article for TalkSport, Sports Business Daily’s senior correspondent, Chris Wigglesworth, gives his view on which players are likely to survive a cold room escape.
“The cold room is usually a place where a team is waiting for the ball to come off the line.
They’re usually in a dark room, but they’re often kept warm by a fan and a fan may have a towel over the head of the player,” he said.”
In this case, the player is being held by a member of staff, who’s not necessarily the one being held.
The ball is in the cold and the player’s been told to sit on the toilet seat and take it out of the cold, and it’s the staff member that’s going to go out and get the towel and put it on the player.
They’re also going to take the towel, which they’ll usually put a little bit of tape on so it’s like a little pad to put on the side of the body.”
It is understood that some of the players will be placed in separate rooms to allow for a quicker escape, with a staff member taking the player to safety.
“They’re usually kept warm, but the person is not necessarily being held,” Mr Wigglsworth said.
Mr Wiggelsworth added that some players may be “forced to sit in their own room” with their team-mates, but it is unlikely that they would “feel the cold”.
“It’s just an opportunity for them to escape and they’re just going to need the room, because that’s how they usually stay warm,” he added.
“The players are in there with their backs to the wall and the staff have got them on a towel and some sort of sheet so they’re not really on the move.”
The cold rooms are usually a dark area, but in this case the player was not being held but in the same room as his team-mate and the towel was in his hands.
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