Premier League could BLOCK fans from attending last-day matches – including Fulham’s potential relegation decision-maker against Newcastle – over fears of sporting integrity, despite the government’s plans to allow supporters to return from May 17.
The Premier League could prevent supporters from attending matches on the final day of the season over concerns about sporting integrity.
As part of Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday regarding a roadmap from lockdown, up to 10,000 fans or 25 percent of a stadium’s capacity (whichever is smaller) could attend sporting events from May 17.
That would mark the final day of the Premier League season – May 23 – as the return of supporters to football stadiums. But latest reports argue that the Premier League has yet to decide whether to allow fans back in, with ‘clubs to be consulted on issues of sporting integrity’.
Finals matches include Fulham hosting Newcastle at Craven Cottage, which could prove to be a relegation decision maker – currently there are three points separating the two sides.
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There is no guarantee that fans will be back for Fulham’s game against Newcastle on 23 May