Paul Pogba says players “have to respect” rules amid scrutiny over lack of social distancing during goal celebrations; watch Liverpool vs Manchester United live on Sky Sports Premier League this Sunday from 4pm; kick-off 4.30p
Paul Pogba has said players can find another way to “be happy” amid new Premier League protocols regarding goal celebration,Referees have been told to remind players of the need to maintain social distancing as much as possible during games, and when celebrating goals.
Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s clash at Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, Pogba – who contracted Covid-19 last year – said safety was of paramount importance.
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“You find another way, you find another way to celebrate, to be happy,” the France midfielder told Sky Sports. “But the most important thing is the result. Obviously there are rules and we have to respect that for the safety of everyone.”
He added: “I did have it but that was when I was at home. That’s not the problem, as long as everyone is safe, that is the most important thing.”
Earlier this week, Sky Sports News confirmed reports in The Times that the Premier League and PGMOL have written to match officials, telling them to specifically discuss with captains and coaches what is expected of them in the game.