Premier league’s chief executive has warned that Premier League clubs must set an example in adhering to coronavirus protocols or risk sanctions.

The EPL sent out new directives last week including demands that players tone down celebrations such as hugging after goals are scored and avoid handshakes and swapping shirts.

EPL chief executive Richard Masters followed that up with a letter to clubs on Tuesday.

Similar instructions have also been issued by the English Football League (EFL) and their chief executive Trevor Birch warned clubs that the season could be halted if the government sees any further flouting of the rules. CHN/JA