Manchester City Football Club have issued a statement in response to new Covid rules on fans attending home games, “Where on God’s blue Earth will we find 2,000 fans!”
The club were responding to new rules that have just been announced.
England has now moved out of the national lockdown, and slipped into a new 3-tiered system that everybody completely understands!
While the most extreme level of Tier 3 still places a great deal of restrictions in the high-risk areas of the country, conditions are improving for people in Tiers 2 and 1.
Attendance at football matches is still barred at the Tier 3 level, but fans will start to return for home games of clubs in Tiers 2 and 1. Clubs in Tier 2 can host 2,000 home fans, while clubs in Tier 1 can have 4,000 fans at home games.
While the city of Manchester has been placed under the stricter rules of Tier 3, there is widespread hope that falling Covid rates will see the city moved to Tier 2 within the next 6 weeks.
Manchester City expressed concern that they would be unlikely to meet the 2,000 fan quota in just 6 weeks.
The Football Association were quick to point out that 2,000 was not a quota and was in fact the maximum allowed into games, to which Manchester City FC responded with incredible relief.
Players who have been playing at Manchester City’s Etihad Ground during the lockdown said that having no fans at the games didn’t feel any different to previous years. One professional is quoted as saying “The only difference I see is that it was deathly quiet there before Covid struck, and now it is eerily quiet.”
Manchester City have been recognised for reducing their carbon footprint and are the only club in professional football to operate without a professional level electrical tannoy system. Instead, they utilise the services of a cab driver named George who makes announcements through a megaphone.