Pep Guardiola fears the return of closed doors and calls on supporters to wear the mask at the stadium

During our last trip to England, on the occasion of the trip of PSG to Manchester City in the Champions League, we could not help but look big by witnessing, helplessly, the almost total lack of respect. barrier gestures from our British friends in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. Little or no social distancing and, above all, a non-compulsory wearing of a mask in public transport: it is an understatement to say that the English were cool vis-à-vis the virus.

But with the appearance of the Omicron variant and the surge in Covid-19 cases across the Channel in recent days, Pep Guardiola, who faces Leicester this Sunday in the league, has decided to launch a distress rocket to call on supporters to be to be vaccinated and to wear the mask in order to avoid a return of the closed doors in the stadiums of the Premier League. Which, let’s face it, should end up happening anyway.

« In the stadiums, people do not wear masks »

“Honestly, I wouldn’t like that,” said the Citizens manager, while three Boxing Day matches scheduled for Sunday have already been officially postponed. You can’t imagine how different it is to play with audiences. But cases (of Covid-19) are increasing all over the world. People go to stadiums and can infect each other. In the stadiums, people do not wear masks. This is what surprises me the most. We should start over, he insists: vaccination, recall if that is what is decided, but also respect for barrier gestures, washing hands, respecting social distancing and wearing a mask. « 

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