Some Newcastle United fans have reacted to a change in training regimes in the Premier League as the Daily Mirror reported that players will be required to wear face masks or snoods at all times.
In addition, all footballs will be disinfected by staff wearing PPE, as well as other protocols in a seven-page document that will be discussed at a top flight meeting.
The strict new rules are designed to allow a phased return to small groups and then normal squad sessions before England’s highest division is scheduled to restart in June.
All players and staff will have to pass a test to make sure that they do not test positive for the global illness in the two days before returning to group training.
They will also be tested for potential respiratory problems associated with the illness, and everyone will have to agree in writing to follow the strict procedures.
These members of the Toon faithful reacted to the news on Twitter:
Just end the season, either as it is, as it was at halfway point or based on points per game whatever the majority want…no point in trying to finish it now better to wait and restart when it's safe and practical
— Gareth Coffey (@GarethCoffey84) April 30, 2020
get them to wear gloves aswell
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) April 30, 2020
What about the bacon ?????????????
— LWP. (@Fcb1892) April 30, 2020
So there going to play matches wearing masks and keeping 2 metres apart 😂
— mark 88 (@markste76948257) April 30, 2020
I’d like to see how that one works. Huffing n puffing with yr nose covered? Good luck with that.
— Demola (@Deimlar) April 30, 2020
Dont go to training! Nufc supports the nhs
— adam robert (@whatadaynufc) April 30, 2020
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