The Premier adapts to the pandemic and includes a rigorous rule


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The Premier adapts to the pandemic and includes a rigorous rule

Starting next season, if a player intentionally coughs up an opponent, it will result in expulsion.

Football is no stranger to what happens in this era in which COVID-19 wreaked havoc and for this reason the Premier League It will pioneer a new measure to prevent the health of all footballers.

In this context and according to The Times, the new season will include in its regulations a rule by which a player can be expelled if he coughs towards an opponent intentionally.

He adds that “when the referee is sure that someone deliberately coughs at close range against an opponent, he may send them to the locker room with a direct red.”

It will be considered, then, an offensive action as well as an abusive insult or gesture, despite the nuance that it must be at a short distance and on purpose, so it will be as always a matter of controversy since it will be the collegiate who must interpret the intentionality .

However it could remain a warning to the player to do so if it is not “an incident serious enough”.

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