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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Significant Concerns About Football Restarting Says Crime Commissioner

West Midlands crime commissioner David Jamieson has said that he has 'significant concerns' about football restarting.

"I understand people want to see football resume, but the safety of the public and the police must come first and I can’t see how matches could take place without significant risks to fans, local people and most of all the brave police officers who protect us all," said Jamieson as reported by the Shropshire Star.

"Football will also be a big boost to the nation’s spirits but should not return until it is safe to do so. I am not convinced that the plans I have heard about so far are safe.

"Football, along with most aspects of what was previously normal life will need careful management as it is reintroduced to our communities when current restrictions ease.

"I am reassured that Government is following the advice of health experts through this health emergency. I am also reassured that West Mercia Police, working with all its partners and Government will make adequate plans to support our communities as and when the lockdown eases, including the safe resumption of sporting fixtures." 

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/coronavirus-covid19/2020/05/09/we-cant-guarantee-safety-police-fears-over-football-return/