The Prime Minister has promised that his government will do “everything we can” to help save struggling football clubs by getting “frustrated” football fans back into stadiums.
Speaking today from 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson responded to yesterday’s reports claiming some football fans could be allowed back into stadiums as early as next month after EIGHT months away.
This comes after the BBC reported that the government is now exploring the possibility of fans returning to sports venues in some parts of England (where rates of infections are deemed sufficiently low) in December – despite the U.K. death toll rising by another 598 in the last 24 hours.
Here’s what Johnson has had to say today:
Pressure has been put on the government to support local football clubs, with in-house suggestions within the game such as ‘Project Big Picture’ being unanimously slammed by fans.
Many lower league clubs are at the centre of their communities but find themselves in treacherous territory financially due to them earning zero match day revenue since March. Wage caps have been introduced in the EFL to soften the blow but club owners fear that is still not enough.
Providing it’s safe to do so, let’s hope fans are allowed back into stadiums soon!