Premier League restart: the Government said neutral venues back on the table if the fans get together | Football News

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The Government and the Premier League have urged the supporters not to gather outside stadiums hosting behind-closed-doors matches

The Sports minister Nigel Huddleston said Sky Sports News who should football fans gather outside of the home stadiums in the Premier League is back, the Government would bring back the possibility to use neutral venues for the achievement of some of the 2019/20 season fixtures.

The Premier League is back this Wednesday, after three-month hiatus imposed by the sars coronavirus pandemic, with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The possibility of using a neutral ground to complete a handful of fixtures remaining in the Premier League campaign has been discussed at length, in the middle of a risk to public health because of COVID-19, until the resumption of top-flight action, but the clubs are opposed to the proposal.

In May, the Police launched the games which they wanted to be played at neutral, which included the games where Liverpool could seal the title.

Nigel Huddleston is the Government of the united KINGDOM's Minister of Sports

Nigel Huddleston is the Government of the united KINGDOM’s Minister of Sports

The lamps under discussion were the following: Everton vs Liverpool (21 June), Manchester City vs Liverpool (July 2), Manchester City vs Newcastle (July 8), Manchester United vs Sheffield United (June 24) and Newcastle vs Liverpool (to be CONFIRMED).

In the list of Premier League fixtures published on 5 June, the venue for Everton vs Liverpool has been marked as ‘CONFIRMED’, but that the game will now take place at Goodison Park, and all the matches of top-flight restart of the confirmed have so far been given the all-clear to be played at the habitual residence of the premises.

With matches played behind closed doors due to issues of public health applied by the coronavirus, the sports minister has warned the fans to heed the advice and stay away from the stadiums and support their teams from home, or the prospect of the use of neutral venues for the remaining matches will be reviewed.

Huddleston said Sky Sports News: “Fans, we need them to follow with passion and follow from your home. Please do so responsibly. “

Everton and Liverpool will meet at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby on the 21st of June

Everton and Liverpool will meet at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby on the 21st of June

On the possibility of fans ignoring the government, the police and the club advice and gather outside the stadiums, Huddlestone said: “It is irresponsible, I can’t be more clear. It is an irresponsible action.

“The police have the power to clear the crowds and fine, but these shares may say that we need to take a look at the neutral or even other options.

“We still have COVID-19, this is not life as normal. I know that the vast majority of football fans will behave.

“We absolutely want to make sure that [fans turning up at stadia] is avoided, and individual fans and clubs, and everyone knows that they have a responsibility.

“These kinds of rallies are not allowed and that the police may intervene. “

Masters of Neutral venues emergency plans in place

The advance of high-flying restart, in an interview with Sky Sports NewsRichard Masters, the Premier League chief executive, has implored the fans to “respect the rules” and not form large groups in stadiums ” , even in moments of great celebration. ”

In a press conference, Tuesday, to the Master’s degree, has also reiterated its request to the supporters to stay at home to watch the matches on tv, and has indicated that there are provisions to move some fixtures to neutral venues, if necessary.

“The Fans are going to get some very clear messages of their clubs through the club leaders and captains, to stay away, watching at home,” he said.

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The Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has called on supporters to stay away from the stages, even in moments of great celebration, such as the obtaining of the title or survive the relegation

The Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has called on supporters to stay away from the stages, even in moments of great celebration, such as the obtaining of the title or survive the relegation

“That is why, all the matches are on TV, and a lot of them on a wider distribution, free-to-air basis.

“There is an opportunity for everyone [watch] c’. We believe that the message is clear. We are very optimistic there will not be any instances of encounters outside of football matches.

“Then I hope that it will not happen. Of course, if it occurs, it could create a situation where the progress we’ve made on neutral venues could be at risk. We’re hopeful that won’t happen. ”

“We have emergency plans in place, in relation to the neutral venues. We have been in discussions with a number of different clubs, we have not revealed who they are.

“You’re looking at the small number of devices that remain a risk, I think it is the best way to put it, and also what would happen if things change and we have emergency plans for both. “

‘Sports should not have to wait for the Government to begin to be more inclusive “

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, Huddleston has asked all BRITISH sport not to wait for the Government to force, by ensuring that they strive to increase BAME representation in all senior roles in the management of teams and sports governing bodies.

Ahead of the Premier League is back on June 17, Huddleston insists on the fact that all sports must make changes and become more inclusive when it comes to the appointment of board and coaching staff.

The members of the council from a multi-cultural background representing 5.2% of its members through sport organizations funded by Sport England and UK Sport, and the sports minister has already declared that the Governance of the Sport Code will be revised, to address the lack of diversity.

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Raheem Sterling has published a video with other high-profile footballers calling for an end to racism and inequality in society

Raheem Sterling has published a video with other high-profile footballers calling for an end to racism and inequality in society

The DEPUTY said Sky Sports News: “With the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, I’d like sport to be going in the right direction, rather than be forced to do so.

“Don’t wait for the Government to review the [Sports Governance Code]what I want is to be asked questions such as, ” are you really trawling the talent pool?’ This is not only within BAME communities, but the sport is still under-represented by women. ”

The minister welcomed the recent comments by Raheem Sterling around a lack of diversity in football management and within the governing bodies, and also the powerful contribution Marcus Rashford makes to the debate on the school, meal vouchers, which was a Government u-turn on the issue.

Huddleston described the Manchester United forward as ” incredibly articulate “, and gave him the credit for ” raising its profile beyond football. “

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