Antwerp FC seized the Belgian cup on Saturday evening by settling with national champion Club Brugge in the final. Although there were no fans in the stadium, that was of course extensively celebrated. But not everyone liked the images of the celebrating players.
Virologist Marc Van Ranst, for example, was critical of Twitter. “A bubble from your household and 5 friends, they say. A barbecue in the garden can hold up to 10 people, they say. Keep a meter and a half away, they say. Some professions have different rules, and that’s wrong, I say.” , he responded to a photo of the celebrating players.
And Van Ranst’s criticism has not fallen on deaf ears. That is how the Pro League starts The last news know that consultations have now taken place with the virologist and the corona officials of the Pro League itself. Then Beerschot VA and OH Leuven were contacted, who contested the final of 1B on Sunday evening. The players of both teams were extra urged that they should not fall into each other’s arms at a goal or after the last whistle.
Rest assured: we will not see images like this at the OHL-Beerschot match today. And not because no goals will be scored. This is because both teams will have put the finishing touches in terms of corona-safe behavior on and off the field. pic.twitter.com/6ye7590FMF
– Marc Van Ranst (@vanranstmarc) August 2, 2020
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