Mon. May 16th, 2022
Football insight with Bryan.

Italy and France has made vaccination COMPULSORY for sports stars, this means Premier League players must be vaccinated if they intend to move to the Serie A in January.
The Italian government implemented the new coronavirus restrictions during their meeting this week.
This implies that every sports person from professional to amateur divisions must get a ‘Green Pass’ in order to play in Italy.
The “Green Pass” is to be given 15 days after a person had been vaccinated for the first time. The passport is needed to enter swimming pools, hotels, religious buildings, festivals and public transport.

It was revealed that 98 per cent of all Serie A footballers are double-jabbed, the new restrictions will have less effect on Italian football but will restrict foreigners from playing in the country. 
It will be a problem for unvaccinated players from other countries coming for their continental tie in Italy.
The rule will also affect rudby players from England going to France for the final round of Six Nations matches on Match 19.
Liverpool and Chelsea are to play their Champions League tie in Italy and France respectively.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once called on players to get vaccinated and claimed that the club would not be signing new players who has not been vaccinated.

‘I think it (being vaccinated) will be influential, definitely, in who clubs sign,’ said the Liverpool manager. ‘If a player is not vaccinated at all, he is a constant threat for all of us.

‘He doesn’t want to be a threat, it’s not that he thinks ‘I don’t care about the others’ but he is.’ 

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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