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Premier League in another Covid battle with clubs furiously demanding to know who will refund tickets after latest restrictions

PREM clubs are engaged in another conflict with League heads over who will refund fans who missed the game because of the latest Covid restrictions.

AFTERNOON Boris Johnson confirm the birth of Government’s Plan B against the Omicron variant in Downing Street.

Government's Plan B will introduce vaccine passports in football stadiums

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Government’s Plan B will introduce vaccine passports in football stadiumsCredit: Getty

That would see “vaccine passports” introduced to all sporting events with crowds of more than 10,000 as of Wednesday.

Initially, fans will have to show that they have been vaccinated twice or proof of a negative result within 24 hours of the game to be allowed in.

It is unclear whether that means every fan is being tested or continuing with tests in place, with the Government weighing whether it should leave the decision to local Safety Advisory Groups. to make the last call or not.

But some Prem Clubs fear that fans may want to reduce the price of their match or season tickets if they feel the restrictions are too hard.

That could become more urgent if, as the Prime Minister alluded to on Wednesday, the Government moves to a policy of compulsory vaccination.

And clubs are calling on Prem heads to accumulate money instead of seeing their funds lose another. Covid to hit.

That argument is being challenged by the Federation, which points out that it has never been involved in ticket sales before – which has always been a secret of individual clubs.

Federation bosses believe they are not responsible for the situation decided by the Government and that any financial disputes between the club and the fans should be resolved on their own.

A source said: “The federation has never told the clubs how to sell their tickets, that’s always been their business.

“Nobody in the Premier League holds a vaccine passport and the League will not impose any mandatory requirements.

“What has happened is that the League has been working with the clubs for months to ensure that everyone is prepared to take the necessary action if a vaccine passport is required.”

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