Why change is required to footballing authorities
- The Sunderland versus AFC Wimbledon game was ordered to go ahead with 24 hours notice, despite a significant Covid-19 outbreak in the Sunderland playing staff.
- Back in November AFC Wimbledon had all games postponed for two weeks because of their own Covid-19 outbreak. The same fate has been suffered by other clubs like Ipswich Town.
These double standards come during a period where the vast majority of country is enduring a lockdown where we’re told not to make unnecessary journeys, and to work from home wherever possible. We’re only supposed to leave home to buy food or exercise. Admittedly professional sports can’t work from home, but does that make it essential that they go ahead?