Football fans are calling on the government to allow the safe return of supporters to stadiums, by creating a petition to asking them to reconsider current rules.
No spectators have been allowed into any Premier League or Football League ground since March when the professional game was suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak.
But, football has now returned and fans are desperate to get back into stadiums, especially as other countries are now allowing limited crowds.
In the UK, the public have been allowed to return to places like pubs and cinemas, so fans are upset about the fact it seems a return to football grounds is a long way off.
Given that many lower league clubs rely heavily on matchday revenue, there’s a worry that keeping supporters away for much longer will have a disastrous effect.
Therefore, a petition has been created that urges the government to reconsider their guidelines and it’s quickly going viral, having already amassed over 13,500 signatures at the time of writing.
The description of reads:
“Football is a powerful tool which allows a range of benefits such as employment, and other important aspects of life.
“Football can be associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across the community. With Fans attending football games a range of economic benefits are there too.
“Due to the current issues around COVID places such as France and Germany now allow a percentage of fans to return to football games.
“I ask for the support of this petition as I fear that smaller clubs, in particular, will go out of business leading to a devastating effect on people.
“This petition is to ask the government to reconsider their judgement on not letting football fans back into the stadiums and reconsider doing this with the right safety measures in place surrounding the COVID-19.”
To sign the petition, click HERE.
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