Premier League games ‘behind closed doors’ could still need 500 people in attendance, warns Karen Brady

Premier League games ‘behind closed doors’ could still need 500 people in attendance, warns Karen Brady
West Ham chief executive Karen Brady has cast doubt over the Premier League having the ability to resume its season behind closed doors, 

warning that up to 500 people will got to be attending on matchdays albeit fans are banned.

In a call between all 20 top-flight clubs on Friday, the league reaffirmed its commitment to completing the remaining fixtures, 




though it’s understood there was no mention of a proposed June 30 deadline.

The UK’s coronavirus lockdown has been extended by a minimum of another three weeks 

and therefore the Premier League has previously stated that the season will only resume “when it’s safe and appropriate to try to to so”.

It is inevitable that when football does eventually return it’ll be without spectators, 

but Brady insists which will not be enough to form games low-risk due to the massive numbers of staff involved in health and safety and broadcasting.

“Police officers will got to be at games albeit they’re behind closed doors, as some supporters will visit the stadium, albeit they can’t are available to observe ,” 




Brady wrote within the Sun. “But the police will want to make sure attending matches doesn’t drain resources faraway from other matters.

“Everyone at the stadium – and even behind closed doors this is often about 300-500 people – including security, staff, medical officers, players, referees and media, 

will need to have temperature checks, fill out health questionnaires and observe social distancing.

“All this is often manageable but what if a player gets injured, where can we send him? It cannot be to an NHS hospital that’s already struggling … so then what?”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league-behind-closed-doors-karen-brady-a4417851.html

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