The chief executive of the English Premier league, Richard Masters, has issued a stern warning to supporters not to appears at stadiums, as matches resume today.
England’s top flight league resumes on Wednesday after it was stopped three months ago due to increasing cases of Coronavirus in the country, in which games will be played behind-closed-doors.
Masters has now issued a strong warning, that some high-profile fixtures could be switched to neutral venues if fans turn up to games.
He also added that fans are also going to be receiving messages from their clubs, the managers and club captains about adhering to the rules by watching matches at home.
This is coming after concerns from the police about mass gatherings near the stadiums.
“Fans are going to get some very clear messages from their clubs, from the managers and club captains about staying away and watching at home.
“That’s why all the matches are on TV and many of them on a wider distribution, free-to-air basis.
“We think the messaging is going to be very clear, we’re very hopeful there won’t be any incidents and gatherings outside football matches,” Masters told the league’s official website.
Aston Villa host Sheffield United at Villa Park on Wednesday, before Manchester City welcomes Arsenal to Etihad stadium.