The British government is increasingly alarmed by the sight of soccer players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking coronavirus infections and the sport’s ability to be allowed to continue during the latest lockdown.
- UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said footballers were “no exception” to COVID rules
- The EPL said clubs will be punished if rules are continually flouted
- Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said football was “an emotional game”
Outbreaks at Premier League teams, forcing the postponement of matches, have heightened concerns about the avoidable — and very visible — close contact between players.
“Everyone in the country has had to change the way they interact with people and ways of working,”…