Premier League could BLOCK fans from attending games on the last day – including Fulham’s potential relegation-decider against Newcastle – over sporting integrity fears despite Government planning to allow supporters back from May 17
The Premier League could block supporters from attending matches on the final day of the season due to concerns over sporting integrity.
As part of Boris Johnson‘s announcement yesterday of a roadmap out of lockdown, up to 10,000 fans or 25 per cent of a stadium’s capacity (whichever is smallest) could attend sporting events from May 17.
That would make the final day of the Premier League season – May 23 – as marking the return of supporters inside football stadiums. But latest reports state that the Premier League has yet to decide whether fans will be allowed back in, with clubs to be consulted on sporting integrity issues.
Final-day games include Fulham hosting Newcastle at Craven Cottage, which could well prove to be a relegation-decider – three points currently separate the two sides.
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It is not guaranteed that fans will be back in for Fulham’s game against Newcastle on May 23