PL ‘will ban celebrations, shirt swapping and spitting’ amid coronavirus crisis

first_img5SPITTING, shirt swapping and team celebrations will be banned when Premier League football returns from the coronavirus blackout, it’s been claimed.The top flight is pushing ahead with plans to resume matches on June 12 in a bid to finish the season and avoid financial meltdown.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Team celebrations will be banned when Premier League football returnsCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 Spitting will also be on the prohibited list as the League seeks to prevent anymore Covid-19 cases among playersCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 And the traditional shirt swap will also be outlawedCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut strict sanctions will be in place in a bid to prevent any new Covid-19 cases among players, according to the Telegraph.Stars will also be prohibited from sharing water bottles under measures to get football back under way.The new rules could be in place for up to 12 months as football chiefs desperately try to finish the season.On Sunday, the prime minister is expected to announce the easing of lockdown restrictions which the Prem hopes will be the first step on the road to sport returning.5A meeting is planned next week between the Premier League and the captains’ group to discuss detailed plans for the resumption of matches and training where the new rules will also apply.Club doctors have previously expressed fears about a return and these measures are said to be vital to any comeback.SunSport also exclusively revealed NINE Premier League clubs are ready to let stars duck out of Project Restart over concerns they will infect vulnerable loved ones.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSunSport has discovered almost half of the 20 Prem sides now accept it is impossible to force stars back into action if they fear falling ill or infecting their family with Covid-19.The growing list includes teams fighting it out at both ends of the table — as club bosses finally start listening to players, who are scared about being rushed into scenarios they feel are unsafe.One source said: “If someone has a partner who’s pregnant, or close family who has cancer, how can we force them to play in those circumstances?” Simon Jordan says the Premier League are ‘trying to come back for one reason – money’last_img

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