English Premier League football players told to stop hugging or risk matches being stopped

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. Key points: UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said footballers were “no exception” to COVID rules The EPL said clubs will be punished … Read more

Coronavirus forcing English football into reckoning as Steve Bruce says it is ‘morally wrong’ to keep playing

After a string of postponed games and dozens of players going into self-isolation and with a new, more infectious strain of the virus on the rise, English football faces a COVID-19 reckoning. The UK recorded 68,000 positive tests and a new record of 1,325 COVID-19 deaths on Friday. Leaders have issued warnings hospitals are at … Read more