Fans urged to stay away from Wembley as Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA send message to supporters amid fears that some may go to national stadium if their team wins the FA Cup
- Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA have told fans not to go to Wembley on Saturday
- The two London rivals will face each other in a bid to win the FA Cup
- There are fears that supporters may go to the stadium if their team wins
- Social distancing guidelines remain in place in England amid the coronavirus
Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA are calling on fans to stay away from Wembley on Saturday, fearing some could go to celebrate if their team wins the FA Cup.
Liverpool fans marked their first title win for 30 years by gathering outside Anfield and crowds thronged Elland Road to celebrate Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League this month.
The FA are optimistic that fans will stay away, given that both semi-finals took place at Wembley without crowds gathering.
Arsenal, Chelsea and the FA have told fans not to go to Wembley Stadium on Saturday
Arsenal will play Chelsea as the two London rivals battle it out for this season’s FA Cup
They have been liaising with both finalists to send ‘stay at home’ messages to supporters as a reminder. The FA will also issue warnings on their own channels.
Social distancing guidelines remain in place in England, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson having warned that there are signs of a second wave of coronavirus cases in Europe.
Another outbreak could lead to the suspension of sport for a second time. The Premier League’s 2020-21 season is currently scheduled to start on September 12.
Social distancing guidelines remain in place and fans have been told to stay away