This could be a crime now in football

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Spitting has been a part of the game for many years now, but could be frowned at when the Premier League resumes, following post coronavirus.

The Premier League is aiming to resume on June 8, albeit in accordance with Government guidelines should lockdown and social distancing measures remain in place.

FIFA’s Medical Committee chairman, Michel D’Hooghe, believes spitting should be outlawed from the game as it poses more of a health risk to players following the coronavirus outbreak.

D’Hooge even went as far as advising that yellow card should be given to defaulters.

“This is a common practice in football and it is not very hygienic,” D’Hooge told The Telegraph.

“It is unhygienic and a good way to spread the virus. This is one of the reasons why we have to be very careful before we start again.

“I am not pessimistic but I am rather sceptical at the moment.”

Do you agree with D’Hooge that players should be given yellow card for spitting? Can players readjust to such a demand that they have been accustomed to for ages?

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