Followers returned to a Premier League stadium for the primary time since March.© AFP
After a protracted absence, followers returned to a Premier League stadium for the primary time since March on Saturday when Chelsea and Brighton performed a pre-season pleasant match. As many as 2,500 supporters witnessed the match between Chelsea and Brighton that led to a 1-1 draw. The 2019-2020 season of the Premier League had returned to motion in June following a protracted hiatus attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the remaining season of the league was performed behind closed doorways as a result of issues relating to the unfold of the virus.
Saturday’s pleasant match was the primary time in six months when followers had been allowed on the Amex stadium.
Brighton head coach Graham Potter termed it a ”implausible day” and appeared on the improvement as a small step in direction of normalcy.
“I assumed it was a implausible day – a small step to getting again to regular as quickly as we will safely achieve this,” the membership”s official web site quoted Potter as saying.
“It was so good to see followers right here as a result of as we all know it brings a very totally different dynamic to the stadium and I assumed they made a number of noise and actually received concerned within the recreation. Hopefully, they loved the efficiency as properly,” he added.
Forward of the match, Brighton, in a Twitter put up, had shared a few of the pointers that followers had been to comply with.
The membership had urged followers to keep up social distancing ”always” and ”face-covering have to be worn inside the stadium and while queuing”.
Nonetheless carrying a masks was not necessary whereas followers had been on their seat, consuming or consuming.
The 2020-2021 season of the Premier League is scheduled to start on September 12.
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