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Covid-19 vaccine could see Premier League fans back come 2021 after meeting today

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters appears at a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee today and is set to press for fans to return.

Fans have been unable to attend matches since March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Football resumed over the summer to complete last season with the new campaign kicking off behind closed doors.

There was good news earlier in the week with an apparent breakthrough in a successful Covid vaccine.

Masters will now meet with MPs and the Mail Online claim he’s likely to push for a return of fans after the current lockdown.

Premier League matches have been played behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic

There had been a push to ‘Let Fans In’ before Prime Minister Boris Johnson put England into a second lockdown in an attempt to curb the virus.

Though the Mail add that a successful vaccine could open the door to fans returning to stadiums by the end of the season.

Masters had said last month: “I know the Government has some huge issues on their plate at the moment but the London Palladium was half-full this week, and obviously we make the point that if that can be the case, we hope that football stadiums can reopen soon.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters appears at a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee today
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters appears at a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee today

“We understand that DCMS has to do things for different sectors but ultimately there’s an inconsistency there, that you can go to an indoor venue, enjoy an evening out.

“We think that’s a really positive thing, the big question is why can’t that be, in the near future, sports venues as well?”

That was before the cases of coronavirus rose sharply again, as well as Covid-19 deaths.

England is set to remain in lockdown until December 2.

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