Premier League: Fan disruption of pitchside interviews causes concern

Last update on. From the section Premier LeagueDuring the pandemic, pitchside interviews became the norm.Premier League clubs are worried that fans might disrupt pitchesside interviews as they continue to take place outside.Because social distancing is impossible, traditional tunnel interviews were abandoned during the pandemic.Interviews with managers and players were held at pitchside.Fans are expected to return to the game this season so pre-match as well as post-match interviews may be held close to the venue.This issue was brought up by Premier League media officers at a meeting this week.Clubs will manage the situation without a socially distant alternative. Plans will be reviewed in October.Away managers and players could be subject to abuse from home fans, especially if there is controversy during matches.Fans were only allowed to return to the stadiums for two final matches of the Premier League season.Expect a larger attendance when the season starts next Friday. However, some clubs require proof of negative Covid-19 test results or complete vaccination status.