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Delia Smith pleaded with Boris Johnson to let fans back in stadiums.

Fri 30 October 2020 | 8:48

Delia Smith, Norwich's joint venture stockholder has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to permit "a percentage" of supporters once more into arenas in an open letter issued on the club's official website.

An arranged renewed introduction of fans to grounds from October 1 was rejected in the midst of worries about the second wave of Covid diseases. 

Norwich

's Carrow Road had facilitated a pilot on September 19, with a horde of 1,000 in participation as the team drew 2-2 with Preston.

Smith wrote to Prime Minister: “

Please, please can you make a decision to allow just a percentage of football supporters into the ground to watch games.

“Grown-up logic tells us what even the scientists must agree with: temperature checks, with supporters two meters apart, hand sanitizing, masks, and so much empty space, distancing and open-air has to be perfectly safe, and what’s more it’s a far better option than six around a table watching a match inside.”

The famous British chef

added: “

Looking ahead to the possibility and consequences of smaller clubs ceasing to exist, we need to remind ourselves that football is one of the last bastions of what it means to be a community in contemporary life.

“How many times do we hear the words ‘stronger together’? It gives the young a sense of belonging, no need to join a gang. It also manages to transcend color, racism, class, and age.

“Clubs at the heart of communities are saving the government and the taxpayer some of the high costs of youth crime. Whilst the charitable Football Foundations working alongside the clubs make an enormous contribution to those in most need in the communities they serve. Again, saving the taxpayer.

“What we all need is good news, hope and what you could get is a whole stash of brownie points.

“England invented the beautiful game, which has become much more than that. An unsung gem that makes an enormous contribution to our society at no cost.

“Please Prime Minister, before the final whistle is blown, can we have our football back?”

The letter ended with “

PS: Let me know if ever you want tickets to a game

.”


source: SportMob

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