The London derby between Tottenham and Fulham has been postponed after the South London club reported an increase in Covid-19 positive cases. Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League authorities to reschedule the game following significant rise in the number of cases.
The rescheduling comes just days after Manchester City’s game against Everton was postponed after an increase in cases among City’s squad and staff. A Premier League statement read “The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, due to be played at 18:00 GMT this evening, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon.Fulham lodged a request with the Premier League Board to rearrange the fixture following a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a number of players showing symptoms today.“
“The Premier League Board has consulted its medical advisors and the decision to postpone the game has been taken as a precaution and with the health of players and staff as the priority. The group will now be retested immediately. With low numbers of positive tests across the overwhelming majority of clubs, the Premier League continues to have full confidence in its COVID-19 protocols and being able to continue to play our fixtures as scheduled.”
“The League wishes those with COVID-19 a safe and speedy recovery and will rearrange the postponed fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in due course.”
Jose Mourinho has taken a sarcastic dig at Premier League for rescheduling the game by uploading a footage on his official Instagram page, of him sitting alongside other coaches with Sky Sports News on in the background. The Tottenham manager captained the video “Match at 6pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world.”