According to a bombshell report by the Daily Mail, Premier League clubs are exploring the legalities of docking the wages of their unvaccinated players.
Several Premier League clubs have already been rocked by the incoming wave of Omicron infections. With cases having shot through the roof over the past 10 days, fans could be forgiven for feeling as though this is only heading in one direction.
The Premier League and their clubs will be desperate to avoid another league-wide suspension, especially with the footballing calendar in 2022 already looking as impossible to navigate as any year we’ve seen prior.
As a result, drastic measures are set to be taken, with the Daily Mail suggesting that clubs are looking into handing their unvaccinated players wage cuts, should they be forced into self-isolation after contracting the virus.
As is mentioned in the report, Bayern Munich are one club flying the flag with this strategy, refusing to pay players for any training sessions and games that they have missed while COVID-positive, should they not be vaccinated.
Premier League clubs could be set to follow suit, which will not be popular among a certain section of society, but most fans will recognise the necessity for drastic action to be taken quickly in order to keep the league aflloat.