Premier League clubs fear another league-wide COVID shutdown after record cases reported

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Premier League clubs are reportedly fearing that the league will once again be suspended as coronavirus tears through clubs.

After ‘Project Restart’ following the first COVID-related lockdown in the UK, Premier League bosses will have been intent on ensuring that would be the last time operations in the league would cease.

However, the Omicron variant appears to be one of, if not the, most infectious types of coronavirus yet. Manchester United, Tottenham, Brighton and Aston Villa have all been heavily affected by this recent wave.

As is reported by the Daily Mail, after 42 recorded positive cases across the league, which is a record high for one testing period, Premier League clubs are concerned there’ll be another league-wide suspension.

Premier League clubs reportedly fear that the league could soon be suspended

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That would of course be incredibly detrimental not only for clubs and fans but also with the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the horizon. The schedule is already impossible – that’d only make it worse.

The most important thing, though, is the health and safety of everyone involved in the game. Many of those working at Premier League clubs and attending games are not fit and healthy athletes – we need to look after them…