Clubs are furious after Sunday’s North London Derby match at Tottenham Hotspur was called off when the Premier League controversially accepted Arsenal’s application for a postponement
Incredibly, Arsenal got the North London derby postponed despite only having ONE Covid case with Martin Odegaard when they lodged an appeal which prompted an angry statement from Spurs who said they were “extremely surprised.”
There is a growing number of clubs who are angry and frustrated at what they see as a lack of clarity and leadership from the Prem while they insist big clubs are getting preferential treatment.
It is causing a major backlash among the rest and Arsenal’s appeal has now sparked a bigger row which has enraged other clubs.
Arsenal were within their rights to make an appeal – but rival clubs feel that other clubs have already stretched them and now it is open season for the big clubs.
The current rules – which state clubs have to play if they can field 13 outfield players plus a keeper – were brought in during September 2020 and were reinforced last month when Covid cases were reaching their peak and threatening a raft of postponements.