Covid protocols return to football matches as player Christmas parties are partly blamed for Omicron spike

Posted by

With more and more matches in the Premier League and various divisions of the English football pyramid, it was only a matter of time before the Covid protocols that were introduced at the height of the previous spike were re-employed.

According to The Telegraph, the football authorities have now taken the decision to impose a policy of no handshakes with opposition teams and socially distanced celebrations.

MORE: Collymore’s INCREDIBLE suggestion

Telegraph journalist, Henry Winter, has tweeted that one club believes that the recent spike in the Omicron variant amongst football clubs could be down to player Christmas parties, whilst a more general reticence to be vaccinated could be a key factor.

English Football League chairman, Rick Parry, isn’t yet sure if a ‘circuit breaker’ is required to stem the flow, though it would appear to be something that requires urgent discussion given the close proximity of the festive football calendar.

On Saturday morning, another fixture fell foul of the current outbreak as Aston Villa announced their game with Burnley was off.

It seems incredulous that, with so much uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, games are still a priority.

If we look back to the first lockdown, as soon as there was a realisation of how serious things were, everything was stopped.

We are well passed that point already, and yet there doesn’t appear to be anyone ready to make a decision that could save the season.

Is it that popularity now takes precedence over common sense?

More Stories Coronavirus Covid Covid-19

1 Comment

  1. Ahhhh. Finally the truth spilled….. they just want to control ppl so now all a sudden there’s a rise in cases because the holidays. Everything makes sense so after new years the last holiday of the year everyone gathers, they gon disappear again like the last “variant”. It all adds up now lol

Comments are closed