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No Family Bubble For Fans: Mazey

“There will be no more or any encouragement of a family bubble in any of the coming competition,” Mazey said yesterday.
19 Jul 2020 09:41
No Family Bubble For Fans: Mazey
Peter Mazey.

There’s no family bubble when it comes to watching games, says Fiji National Sports Commission executive chairman Peter Mazey.

This was after Police stepped in on Wednesday night to ensure safety protocols were followed during the Vodafone Premier League match between Ba and Lautoka at Churchill Park.

“There will be no more or any encouragement of a family bubble in any of the coming competition,” Mazey said yesterday.

“Fans were all aware of the protocols and the Lautoka City Council did an excellent job in marking the seats but the people were too excited in occupying them.

“The Fiji Sports Council and Fiji Football Association have worked really hard to bring the games back for the people but it’s sad to see that fans have abused and ruined it.

“We have to come in hard and take proper and precautionary measures.

“That is why we are removing the family bubble that is effective from the games this weekend and the Skipper Cup Premiership competition next weekend.”

Mazey said the VPL match had to be halted for about 10 minutes as Police stepped in to help officials sort out the spectators.

“The Fiji FA officials could not control the crowd so they called the Police to solve the problem.

“Fans were asked to move out of the stadium and re-enter so proper seating and social distancing could be followed.

“It’s our responsibility as fans to understand the situation we got in front of us and help make the officials’ job easy,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Sports Council has put in place safety procedures in all their 22 venues around the country.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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