An authoritative source claims that the Professional Footballers’ Association of England has asked all players to stop hugging after goals. While the appeal is of a recommendatory nature
Clubs will not be punished for hugging players. It is assumed that the absence of unnecessary contacts will help reduce the number of infections.
Gary Lineker suggested that football in England would soon be stopped. The FA Cup matches are scheduled for Friday, followed by the Premier League in the middle of the week.