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The Professional Footballers’ Association has revealed it will remind players not to hug when they celebrate goals, following an increase in coronavirus cases.

During the most recent week of testing, 40 Premier League players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.

That’s more than double the previous high recorded in late December, although more tests were conducted in the latest round.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has told players to remember their responsibilities, even when on the pitch.

Speaking to The Times, he said: “I do understand with the celebration of a goal it’s very difficult to just put the ball in the back of the net and act as though nothing has happened.

“It’s that adrenaline rush when a goal is scored and that’s what the game is all about, but that is part and parcel of the process, so they will be reminded.”

The organisation has sent a letter to the players to remind them of the protocols in place which help to prevent transmission.

Taylor’s announcement follows multiple examples of players breaching coronavirus restrictions, including three Tottenham players and Man City’s Benjamin Mendy.

Spurs condemned the recent actions of their players after they were pictured having a gathering over the Christmas period.

Meanwhile, City’s Mendy admitted to breaking the rules after he hosted a New Year’s Eve dinner party.

Arsenal have confirmed the club were utilising a Bank of England scheme to bring in additional revenue.

Three Premier League games were postponed over the festive period.

Mendy has reportedly admitted to allowing a chef and two friends of his partner to attend his Cheshire home.

Mourinho isn’t happy about the late decision to postpone Tottenham’s clash against Fulham.

Big Sam is “concerned” for himself and football in general and claims a circuit break is ‘the right thing to do’.

Everton were reportedly not made aware of any issues surrounding the change in coronavirus status at City.

Some teams will be more pleased than usual to see the back of the FA Cup; others should give it a right go.

John Stones seemed finished at Man City, much like a couple of £50m-plus midfielders at their clubs…

“Simplicity is genius” – it’s not hard to see why Mourinho loves his favourite midfielder so very much.

Kyle Walker-Peters was the best right-back in Southampton v Liverpool. He has been a revelation.

We’ve done Chelsea, Spurs and United, time for some bona fide Premier League title challengers.

Source: https://www.football365.com/news/professional-footballers-assocation-remind-players-no-hugs-when-celebrating-goals

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