Unfair: Brendan Rodgers on Leicester fans not returning to stadium

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s King Power Stadium (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) /

While speaking in Portugal ahead of Leicester City’s match against Braga, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers suggested that allowing some fans into stadia and not others is unfair.

On Thursday the government’s post lockdown restrictions for December 2 were announced, with Leicester and Leicestershire being placed into the highest Tier, 3. That means a small amount of City supporters won’t be allowed into King Power Stadium for upcoming games.

Although, fans from other clubs in Cities and towns where the risk of contracting coronavirus is less, and who are in Tier 1 or 2, will be permitted to accept some of the faithful back in. 1 can have 4,000 members in; while in 2, only 2,000 spectators. This judgement will, thankfully, be reviewed every fortnightly.

Therefore, the Blue Army will continue to watch their team on television as the doors are closed. However, the squad will probably play in front of people when visiting Tottenham Hotspur on December 19. Following this, the trip to Crystal Palace will also have some Eagles in attendance. London is of course in Tier 2, giving the capital sides permission to partially reopen.

Brendan Rodgers on Leicester City fans not returning to stadium

On BBC Sport news there is a clip of Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers talking about the reentry of fans. It was Wednesday evening, before the Tier system was announced, yet everyone seemed to know Leicester’s status in advance. The manager said ‘it will probably be unfair’ that some support is sanctioned, but not elsewhere. Rodgers also spoke of the wish to qualify as soon as possible; an outcome which would potentially help fatigue and injury issues.

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SC Braga are the upcoming opposition for the east Midlands side. Currently the latter tops Group G of the Europa League. In fact, the Knockout rounds can be reached with another three points.