Glenn Murray condemns Premier League face mask guidelines as ‘farcical’

  • Project Restart protocols also suggest disinfecting corner flags
  • Brighton striker against playing matches at neutral venues

Glenn Murray has described the Premier League’s proposal for players to cover their faces by wearing snoods or masks during training as “farcical” and has questioned whether players should adopt such measures as the top flight targets a return to group sessions. A seven-page document details the suggested protocols, which are part of Project Restart, the league’s plan to resume the interrupted season, and will be discussed by club executives during a conference call on Friday.

The Brighton striker questioned whether the protocols, which range from cones and corner flags being disinfected before and after use by staff wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cars being parked three spaces apart, were sensible or realistic. Players would also have to pass a Covid-19 antigen test in the 48 hours before group training.

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