Reaction to Chris Wilder's comments on fans being let back into stadiums
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Reaction to Chris Wilder's comments on fans being let back into stadiums

Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, has attracted attention on social media for his reaction to some EFL clubs letting fans into stadiums this weekend.

As part of a pilot programme from the government allowing spectators to watch events in September, 10 matches will be letting 1,000 supporters into grounds this weekend.
The number was limited to 1,000 after a rise in coronavirus cases last week. Clubs in local lockdown areas were not allowed to put in requests, which had to be submitted by Tuesday of this week.

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Yet Wilder, like so many other people in the country, remains confused.
“I just don’t know where we are with it all, I’ve got to say,” Wilder told Talksport during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Carabao Cuo match with Burnley. “I haven’t got a clue.
“Can I go and see me Nan? Am I allowed to see me Nan?
“But then we can have 1,000 people in the ground, but we can’t have 15,000. And I can’t go and have a pint with me mates – unless there’s only six of us.
“I’m like the majority of the people in this country and have not got a clue what’s going off.”

When will Premier League teams let fans into stadiums?

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Sky Sports reports that the Premier League has written to the government over pilot plans. The new season has started with games still being played behind closed doors.
Despite the increase in Covid-19 cases, plans still remain for top flight stadiums to be a third full in October. The Blades’ matches at Arsenal and Liverpool next month are among those where this is scheduled to happen.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, is meeting with sporting bodies this week to continue discussions about the return of fans.

Reaction to Wilder’s comments

People on Twitter have been responding to what the United boss had to say about the situation:
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