Referees' charity wants players to keep two metres distance

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Referees don't seem to have been considered in any social distancing guidance with players continuing to crowd around them when awaiting or contesting a decision.
A referees' charity has called on the Football Association to enforce a rule that keeps players two metres away from officials on the pitch.

As football grapples with the Covid-19 crisis, players have already been warned not to celebrate in groups after scoring in order to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

But referees don't seem to have been considered in any social distancing guidance with players continuing to crowd around them when awaiting or contesting a decision.

A referees' charity has called on the FA to reinforce a two-metre social distancing rule between officials and players on the pitch. Here, Man United players crowd around Kevin Friend

Brighton players Robert Sanchez and Adam Webster follow ref Darren England to protest

Charity RefsupportUk made the call to the FA in response to sports minister Nigel Huddleston reminding players they are under scrutiny for their actions

But charity RefsupportUK said: 'It would be brilliant if the FA also state that players should not intentionally be within 2 meters of a match official.

'There is no reason whatsoever for a player to be…
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