England and indeed the whole of Europe are currently undergoing a lockdown and there was large crowds gathered ahead of the Marine vs Tottenham Hotspurs game today, but it’s said that nearly everyone was well spread out…
Merseyside Police released a statement saying the ‘vast majority’ were adhering to social distancing.
Superintendent Andy Rankine said in a statement: “Officers are in Crosby this afternoon ahead of Marine FC’s FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
“A small gathering took place ahead of the arrival of the team coaches, and road closures were put in place to facilitate this arrival safely. The vast majority of people present were adhering to social-distancing measures and those who were not were advised by officers.
“As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will always strive to encourage people to disperse and go home peacefully.
“But where we face blatant breaches of legislation, people ignoring the restrictions and even obstructing police from carrying out their duty, our officers will not hesitate to take enforcement action.
“Those attending have now left the area and we hope everyone enjoys the occasion safely at home.”
Merseyside Police insisted the "vast majority" of people did not break coronavirus rules as they gathered outside Marine's stadium ahead of Sunday's FA Cup tie against Tottenham.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 10, 2021
What an arrival for Marine! 👏
Plenty of fans are out to cheer on the non league side against Tottenham!
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) January 10, 2021