Mon 11 January 2021 | 20:30

Grimsby Town club gets punished by EFL

Grimsby club will face sanctions for repeatedly breaking Covid-19 protocols.

Grimsby Town

club that plays in League Two requested to postpone three of their matches because of multiple Covid-19 cases but then with further investigations by EFL it was found that the club members have breached the Covid-19 protocols.

The club’s chairman

Philip Day

has told BBC that he wasn’t aware of the incidents and he is not happy with what happened:

“Quite honestly this should not have happened,” Day said.

“We’re disappointed because, prior to the players returning to training, we had put in place protocols which were approved by the EFL and we gave a full morning’s training to the staff and players to ensure they were fully conversant with the protocol.

“(Holloway) used the playing of darts to build up team ethos and sadly he shouldn’t have done it.”

And here is what EFL chief has said about the incidents leading to this sanctions:

“Throughout the pandemic, football has provided a glimmer of hope for many millions of people affected by restrictions but we all understand the scrutiny the game remains under and we will come under extreme governmental pressure if we continue to flout the rules,

“While football is permitted to continue the actions of all participants will be clearly under the microscope, whether this be in technical areas, dugouts, or in relation to general behavior and interaction between players on the pitch and staff off it,”

source: SportMob

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