ENGLISH LEAGUE CHIEF WARNS ANOTHER FOOTBALL LOCKDOWN IMMINENT

Written by on January 13, 2021

FOOTBALL RISKS ANOTHER SUSPENSION IF CLUBS “CONTINUE TO FLOUT THE RULES” IN PLACE TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, TREVOR BIRCH, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE (EFL) HAS WARNED.

ELITE SPORT HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO CONTINUE DESPITE A FRESH NATIONAL LOCKDOWN DESIGNED TO SLOW DOWN THE RATE OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS.

HOWEVER, A NUMBER OF ON AND OFF-FIELD INCIDENTS, ALONG WITH AN INCREASE IN POSITIVE TEST RATES AMONG PLAYERS, MEANS THE PROFESSIONAL GAME IS UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC.

EFL CHIEF TREVOR BIRCH, IN A LETTER TO CLUBS, SAID FOOTBALL HAD PROVIDED HOPE FOR PEOPLE DURING THE PANDEMIC BUT WOULD COME “UNDER EXTREME GOVERNMENTAL PRESSURE IF WE CONTINUE TO FLOUT THE RULES AND GUIDANCE IN PLACE”.


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