Crystal Palace CANCEL their Christmas party amid rising Covid-19 fears

Crystal Palace CANCEL their Christmas party amid rising fears over coronavirus outbreaks at other Premier League clubs

  • Crystal Palace were set to have their annual Christmas party in the near future 
  • But Eagles manager Patrick Vieira has announced the club has cancelled it 
  • Several other Premier League clubs have suffered recent Covid-19 outbreaks
  • Tottenham’s match vs Brighton on Sunday has been postponed for that reason 

Crystal Palace’s Christmas party has been scrapped, according to manager Patrick Vieira. 

The Premier League side were set to have their traditional annual shindig in the near future, but it has now been cancelled. 

And as reported by Sky Sports, both Eagles boss Vieira and the players came to the decision jointly amid rising fears over coronavirus outbreaks at other clubs.

Crystal Palace’s upcoming Christmas party has been cancelled, manager Patrick Vieira stated

The Eagles boss revealed he came to the decision to scrap the shindig jointly with his players

Vieira said: ‘This is part of the culture of this country, this Christmas party the players are doing.

‘We did it a couple of years ago and this is something players like to do but obviously with the situation, we and the players decided to cancel the Christmas party and this was the right thing to do.

‘I am just like everybody else. We are all worried about the increase of positive cases, not just in football but in our society. Everywhere else the cases are getting more and more. If outside the cases are more, obviously it will be more in football clubs.

And the ex-Arsenal player said ‘everyone’ at the club was worried about rising cases elsewhere

‘We just have to be careful and hopefully everyone will pay a bit more attention over how we socialise from outside of the training facility.’

Tottenham have seen their matches against Rennes and Brighton this week postponed, while Leicester had several absentees during their Europa League game on Thursday, and several other managers have revealed their clubs are suffering.

Palace host Everton at 4.30 on Sunday on the back of three successive losses, while Rafael Benitez’ side come into the game after beating Arsenal 2-1 with a rousing late comeback.

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