Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c

MetiNews.Com - The exemption has come under increased scrutiny in recent days after pictures emerged of teams celebrating in groups on the field and in dressing rooms over the FA Cup third round weekend.

Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c

MetiNews.Com - The exemption has come under increased scrutiny in recent days after pictures emerged of teams celebrating in groups on the field and in dressing rooms over the FA Cup third round weekend.

Sport news  Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c
13 January 2021 - 10:00

Breaking News ! British athlete Emily Diamond has urged footballers not to ruin her Olympic chances.Elite athletes have been granted special dispensation to train and compete during the coronavirus lockdown, despite the strict rules imposed on the rest of the country, including a ban on indoor mixing between different households.But this privilege has come under increased scrutiny in recent days after pictures emerged of teams celebrating in groups on the field and in dressing rooms over the FA Cup third round weekend. Retweeting a video of Chorley players celebrating their FA Cup win over Derby, British track athlete Emily Diamond urged footballers not to abuse elite sport exemptions from lockdown Diamond (second left) won bronze in the 4 x 400m relay at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Sheffield United players celebrate in a group during their win over Newcastle on Tuesday  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jose Mourinho demands an APOLOGY from Fulham if they field a... 'Scandalous'... 'Are you serious?!': Jose Mourinho says he... Chris Wilder issues staunch defence of his Sheffield United... Premier League chiefs insist the show MUST go on despite... Share this article Share Scottish champions Celtic were also criticised after a training camp in Dubai that has resulted in a major Covid outbreak, while several Women's Super League matches were postponed after several players from different clubs also went to Dubai.The United Arab Emirates has since been removed from the UK government's travel corridor list. Diamond pictured training in Japan last May - she is hoping to medal at the Tokyo Olympics And Diamond, a 200m and 400m runner who won bronze in the relay at the Rio Olympics, is concerned breaches of Covid rules could make her preparations for the Tokyo Games more difficult.Diamond retweeted a video of Chorley players celebrating their FA Cup win over Derby County on Saturday and wrote: 'Please don't ruin it for all elite sport, football.'And she told the BBC: 'It would be a shame if these minority videos stop it then for everyone. Non-league Chorley's players celebrated their FA Cup win over Championship side Derby by singing Adele's 'Someone Like You' in a packed dressing room at Victory Park Here we go, then - @Adele ¿¿ pic.twitter.com/jPhuIvu6dZ— Chorley FC (@chorleyfc) January 9, 2021 Relieved Chelsea players got close during the FA Cup victory over Morecambe after a bad run Crawley Town celebrated on and off the pitch after their win over Leeds United in the FA Cup'I didn't mean to put all the emphasis on football but I think because football obviously is such a big sport in the country and it's got such a massive fanbase and it gets most of the headlines.'I just wanted everyone who has been given that elite sport exemption to just not take that for granted and to not ruin it for the sportspeople out there who aren't taking it for granted and are being super strict with what they're doing.'Yes, you can still go to the track or still go to the gym or football pitch to train and have your match but once that is done you are back to non-elite and the guidelines and the lockdown.'Diamond is herself currently on a British Athletics training camp in the UAE. All the athletes tested negative for the virus in the latest set of tests. Football has found itself in the eye of the Covid storm in recent days with a surge in positive tests at Premier League and EFL clubs. Paul Pogba was mobbed by Manchester United team mates when he scored a goal at Burnley Three Spurs stars and a West Ham player (identified above) broke rules to party despite Covid-19 restrictions being in place over the Christmas period HOW PREMIER LEAGUE STARS BROKE RULES  Tottenham's Sergio Reguilon, Erik Lamela and Giovani Lo Celso were fined and reminded of their responsibilities after they were pictured in a large group photo alongside West Ham's Manuel Lanzini and their families on Christmas Day.Manchester City say they are investigating after Benjamin Mendy held a New Year's Eve party which included guests from outside his household. He was a substitute in City's next game.Crystal Palace and Fulham launches investigations into Aleksandar Mitrovic and Luka Milivojevic after they were pictured partying together - but Palace fielded the midfielder as captain in their next game. adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement Over 50 matches in the Football League as well as a handful of top-flight games have been postponed amid fears of spreading the virus on the pitch.   There has been criticism of players celebrating in groups on the pitch after goals, while Chorley and Crawley Town were among the teams who celebrated FA Cup giant-killings together in cramped dressing rooms. The Premier League was even moved to issue guidance on how players can celebrate goals and behave on matchday.The protocols include avoiding 'unnecessary contact at all times' including 'handshakes and hugging', as well as instructions to wear face masks on the bench, spot checks of dressing rooms and team buses to ensure social distancing measures are being followed. And this comes after breaches of Covid rules by seven Premier League players form five clubs during the festive period, when they attended parties in breach of lockdown rules.Government sources have told Sportsmail that there is 'growing frustration' among ministers who don't want to see footballers breaking the rules in their private life or hugging on the pitch.

. 'These things should not be happening.' As the mutated strain of Covid-19 spreads rapidly across the country, there has been an upsurge in positive cases within clubs.Last week, 36 players and staff from the Premier League tested positive for Covid from 2,295 tests. This is an infection rate of 1.39 per cent, compared to 2.06 per cent nationwide. Last week's tests in the EFL revealed 123 cases out of 4,038 tests, an infection rate of 3.05 per cent.  PREMIER LEAGUE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS FOR 2020-21 SEASON  Round 1: Aug 31-Sep 6 - 1,605 tested, with three testing positive.Round 2: Sep 7-13 - 2,131 tested, with four testing positive.Round 3: Sep 14-20- 1,574 tested, with three testing positive.Round 4: Sep 21-27 - 1,595 tested, with 10 testing positive.Round 5: Sep 28-Oct 4 - 1,587 tested, with nine testing positive.Round 6: Oct 5-11 - 1,128 tested, with five testing positive.Round 7: Oct 12-18 - 1,575 tested, with eight testing positive.Round 8: Oct 19-25 - 1,609 tested, with two testing positive.Round 9: Oct 26-Nov 1 - 1,446 tested, with four testing positive.Round 10: Nov 2-8 - 1,646 tested, with four testing positive.Round 11: Nov 9-15 - 1,207 tested, with 16 testing positive.Round 12: Nov 16-22 - 1,530 tested, with eight testing positive.Round 13: Nov 23-29 - 1,381 tested, with 10 testing positive.Round 14: Nov 30-Dec 6 - 1,483 tested, with 14 testing positive.Round 15: Dec 7-13 - 1,549 tested, with six testing positive.Round 16: Dec 14-20 - 1,569 tested, with seven testing positive Round 17: Dec 21-27 - 1,479 tested, with 18 testing positive Round 18: Dec 28-Jan 3 - 2,295 tested, with 40 testing positive Round 19: Jan 4-Jan 10 - 2,593 tested, with 36 testing positive adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jose Mourinho demands an APOLOGY from Fulham if they field a... 'Scandalous'... 'Are you serious?!': Jose Mourinho says he... Chris Wilder issues staunch defence of his Sheffield United... Premier League chiefs insist the show MUST go on despite... Share this article Share Read more: Coronavirus in the UK: Elite athletes must not abuse exemption - Emily Diamond - BBC Sport DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); });

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Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c


Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c


Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c


Sport news Don't ruin my Olympic dream! British track athlete Emily Diamond fears footballers breaking lockdown rules could lead to elite sport exemption being removed after group celebrations and ill-advised visits to Dubai caused virus spike Metinews.c

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