Motherwell manager Graham Alexander is not happy with the decision to limit crowds to 500 and can’t see the sense in allowing the same number into Fir Park as Ibrox or Celtic Park.
Clubs will be limited to 500 fans for the next three weeks, with the Premiership bringing their winter break forward as a result to try and mitigate the financial damage, and Alexander can’t understand the reasons why.
With Motherwell set to face Livingston on Boxing Day before the break gets underway, the Steelmen manager thinks the current stance undermines more legitimate messages.
“We didn’t want to play in front of just 500, we made our opinions heard, but it’s for one game – hopefully – and when we get back in to January, fingers crossed that the next three weeks will give people the evidence to have confidence in bringing supporters back to the stadiums and we can continue to play football.
“It’s a big part of a lot of our lives, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most important thing – people’s health does come before that.
“I don’t see the sense in that, just coming up with a number, for who? Five hundred for us is I don’t know what percentage of our crowd, of our stadium, but 500 for Celtic is completely different.
“It might be the same number, but it’s a completely different relevance for each club.
“I think things like that undermine other messages that are evidence-based and thought out, and there’s an idea behind the decision.
“Just throwing a number… you have to draw a line, that for me weakens any other argument you come up with, and why you’re making decisions. I think that’s decision-making based on no evidence at all and no understanding of the contrast between each club.”
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