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Kovid, a Labor MP and Spurs fan, speaks of happiness on the final Cup tickets for a trial match

A shadow cabinet minister spoke of his joy of bagging tickets to a trial event aimed at regaining fans at sports stadiums.

Shadow Culture Secretary and Tottenham Hotspur devotee Joe Stevens will be at Wembley to hang out with his team on Sunday in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Ms Stevens, who was hospitalized with coronovirus earlier this year, said: “Like all fans, I am desperate to get back to the stadiums to watch live sports. Watching on TV is great, but being on the field, surrounding your team with fellow supporters, is not the case.

“I can’t wait to be at Wembley to see Spurs in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.”



Shadow Culture Secretary Joe Stevens

He urged the government to adopt Labour’s three-point plan to “protect the great British summer and bring sports fans back to the stadiums”.

Its blueprint calls for ministers:

  • Publish full results from sports and cultural pilots so that lessons can be learned quickly, optimizing carried out and maximizing the potential value of mass event testing.

  • Sort tests, traces and isolates to prevent the virus from advancing – large-scale testing will have to join hands with community, public health-led contacts to find cases, supported by appropriate financial support so that sick people To be isolated.

  • Quarantine arrivals from all countries, with discounts for some businesses, to protect the country from dangerous new variants.

Ms Stevens said: “There have been a lot of talks with the Prime Minister about more sporting events in the UK later this year, but we can only do this when it is safe, so it is important that all of the pilot events The lesson is published and learned by the government to overcome public expectations from another situation where promises are not made.

“Adopting our three-point plan, fans and families alike, can begin to wait for a glorious British summer, assured that they will be protected.”

“I will play my part by going to trial before going to Wembley – we are asking the government to play their part as well.”



Fans will be allowed at Wembley next Sunday for the finals

A government spokesperson said: “This weekend fans attended several testing events to pave the way for larger audiences as restrictions are gradually relaxed as part of the roadmap.

“The program research program will produce a report to the ministers by the end of May as we watch the crowd return.

“This will help inform our decisions on further steps in the roadmap and feed into the government’s Kovid certification review.”

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