† 2G or not, Swiss football hasn’t made a decision yet
When hockey clubs took the plunge by imposing the “vaccinated or cured” rule, those of the Swiss football league have yet to speak, some preferring to play by the clock. explanation.
Will football follow in hockey’s footsteps? Will his clubs have to take their turn? †kind† people who have been vaccinated and cured of those who are not, and thus would be discriminated against?
After the decision of the Swiss Hockey League to 2G . to impose (“impft” for vaccinated, “cure” for cured) at the entrance to the ice rinks, the Swiss football league is in a bind. Until Bern, at the SFL headquarters, has not been officially decided yet, but it is difficult to see how – in the medium term, if not sooner – we can escape this new limitation. †I can imagine that clubs will largely accept the 2G rule†exhales Philipp Guggisberg, his spokesman.
Lausanne “99%” of this weekend
If the principle is quite accepted, often reluctantly, it remains to be seen when it should be introduced. Lausanne is immediately in favor of it on Saturday, from the reception of FC Zurich. “UNTIL 99%, Vincent Steinmann, Vice President of LS confirms, we are moving to 2G. Otherwise there is no guarantee to check that all people are masked and eating in their places in the pitch.† On Tuesday, a quick survey by the Tuilière club found that 80% of its subscribers validatedint this new deal.
Until Geneva, Servette, which will receive Basel the following day, will support the advice of the Council ofEtat, expected this Wednesday. †Whatever happens, we will adapt as we have adapted for two years already†notes Loïc Lüscher, communications manager, activist, outside the case †grenade†for a joint solution. †Everyone should play by the same rules††
Until la Maladière, Jean-François Collet, for his part, wishes to retain control and right of access. †It’s good that each club can decide for itself, also depending on the region, explains the boss of Xamax. We will adapt. 2G has the advantage that not everyone has to wear a mask…† If necessary, the Neuchâtel club could already generalize it before Thun’s arrival.
With two days to go before Christmas, other favorite clubsstarwould calm things down and wait for the break before deciding. †Change everything for a single home gameidisproportionate†, officials reiterate in favor of the status quo. But if the health situation continues to deteriorate, they may have little choice…
At the intersection
These very likely new entry restrictions come as the introduction of registered tickets is already being discussed. A measure to combat the downplayed violence in the stadiums and imposed under pressure from the directors and directors of the cantonal Ministries of Justice and Police (CCDJP). The decision could be made as early as this Friday.
Between the expected generalization of 2G, nominative tickets or even the abolition of the visitor sector, Swiss football, faced with difficult choices, is at a crossroads. FC Sion president, Christian Constantin advocates harmonization of measures. †He believes that politics should dictate the game. If there are no responsibilities of theEtat, everyone will find themselves in their corner only to set their own rules and it won’t work…†
Nicolas Jacquier has been a journalist at the Sport-Center agency since 2018. He is mainly involved in football, which he has followed since his training at the Geneva newspaper Le Courrier. After six years at the newspaper La Suisse, he joined the sports department of Le Matin in 1996. He loves cinema, painting, the colors black and white and the richness of human encounters. He likes to discover more than just the raw numbers behind the scenes.
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