I tend to agree with that.This is asking for trouble, can spectators be trusted to observe the rules once they begin to congregate at stadia especially outside at souvenir sellers and the smelly burger vans? Not good when the local host community has to deal with the inevitable spike of Covid cases and another lockdown......no, keep it behind closed doors until at least majority vaccination has occurred!
It's a Wiki article but I think it's largely factual and is almost a history of the goal celebration.Oooooh, TLY, I have an image in my mind that I cannot expunge yet if players cannot keep apart then how are fans expected to observe rules of social distancing in the wider community?
In football the Premier League clubs are only able to spend those obscene amounts of money on transfers and player wages largely as a result of the tv revenue. I'm told that top level rugby is an immense physical trial and when, for example, the English Premiership clubs were playing twice a week during the autumn to finish the much-delayed season 2019-2020 (with a break of just four weeks before the current season began with an autumn international northern hemisphere cup competition thrown in for good measure) they were fielding separate XVs for mid-week matches compared with those for weekend fixtures. It would have been physically impossible for players to turn out twice a week. It's probably a bit like asking world-class heavyweight boxers to have major fights every week.Ah, outsiders running things. There is a lot of chatter about player fatigue because of scheduling and subsequent injuries, is this worth television cash? I understand some clubs survive on such funding which begs the question, Why?
We have the farcical situation of players social distancing when off the pitch (substitutes for example) yet on the pitch when a goal is scored they are all over each other hugging and kissing - even rugby players celebrate enthusiastically when a try is scored these days. Go back more than 20 or 30 years and the most that might be expected when a try was scored was a brief handshake from a team mate - if that.With no supporters, it could be indiscipline amongst players, not observing rules on socializing and tonight's FA CUP game could be a farce with boys against men!
It would be a simple matter for the football authorities to empower referees to issue yellow cards when unnecessary physical contact is made after scoring a goal or on any other occasion in a match where contact is not a direct part of the match itself.The practice of elbows has seemingly disappeared and loving hugs and kisses has returned and club personnel are habitually congregating in the stands. It is an attitude deeply embedded in the minds of people that distancing is not applicable to them unless there is pain involved. I suggest a loss of employment would be a good deterrent, or privilege where appropriate!