By Amos Joseph
The proposed COVID-19 protocol at Ipswich Town has left some fans of Sheffield Wednesday disappointed and threatening a boycott.
As a pass to witness the match between the League One clubs come 25th September, proof of lateral flow negative test result or full vaccination would be required at Portman Road on match day. The club has also insisted on certain arrival times which has caused some stir among opponent fans.
Fans had initially hoped it will be business as usual but are now worried that the guidelines may bar them from accessing the stadium on match day.
Reactions trailed a social media post by Sheffield Wednesday which clearly states that fans who have not complied with the directives will not be allowed admitted.
Recalled that the government advised organizers of elite sports events to ensure adequate coordination and organisation with spectator safety and management.
Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter:
All away fans should boycott.
If not this will be the norm.deny them the away fans gate receipts.
Originally tweeted by The Wednesday (@1867_Owl) on September 12, 2021.
They do know the government are doing away with these ****** passport rules?
Originally tweeted by Rob risk (@Rlrisky) on September 12, 2021.
If you buy a ticket and agree to this dont moan when it happens at every ground. Boycott Ipswich they are being ***** and then ban away supporters in the reverse fixture
Originally tweeted by OlympusPete68 (@OlympusPete68) on September 12, 2021.
If u think ur getting 2000 Wednesday fans wearing a mask u can think again 🔵⚪️
Originally tweeted by SWFC (@Ricey04) on September 12, 2021.
Boycott it Carnt be one rule for one ground then normal at others it’s either rules at all or none at all just stupid this way
Originally tweeted by scott cain (@scottcain13) on September 12, 2021.
Why all of sudden we doing negative tests and having to br double jabbed
Originally tweeted by Keenan (@Keeno65039103) on September 12, 2021.
We’ll consult the FSA to look what’s happening elsewhere and what their view is. It’s a very tricky issue. We all want everyone to safe first and foremost.
Originally tweeted by Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust (@SWFCTrust) on September 13, 2021.