Jose Mourinho appeared to criticise the Premier League for the lateness in which they would be notified if Spurs’ match against Fulham would go ahead. The match has now been postponed.
Spurs vs Fulham off
The scheduled match between Tottenham and Fulham has been postponed this evening due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the West London club. Several members of playing and backroom staff have tested positive for the virus, and the decision has been made for the match not to take place due to fears of possible transmission.
The postponement comes as the second of the Premier League game-week, after Everton’s meeting with Manchester City was also called off mere hours before kick-off.
The game was scheduled to be aired on Amazon Prime, with many supporters having signed up for the service in order to watch their team play.
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) December 30, 2020
Scott Parker was forced into self isolation after a member of his household tested positive for Covid, and subsequently missed Fulham’s clash against Southampton.
ℹ️ Scott Parker will not be in the dugout on Boxing Day, after a member of his household tested positive for Covid-19.
Matt Wells & Stuart Gray will take charge of the team for the Southampton fixture.#FFC
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) December 24, 2020
Mourinho criticises league
Jose Mourinho, Spurs head coach, has criticised the Premier League on his social media platforms.. Before the decision was taken for his side’s meeting with Fulham not to go ahead, Mourinho took to his Instagram page to highlight how Tottenham were still waiting to be notified mere hours before the 18:00 kick-off.
“Match at 6 pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world,” read the caption.
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The clip on Instagram showed members of Mourinho’s backroom staff, including Ledley King, sitting around with Sky Sports News playing in the background. The Portuguese coach then zoomed in on the time, which showed it to be just after 2pm, less than 4 hours before the scheduled kick-off.
Spurs would have had the opportunity to move into the Premier League’s top-4 had they managed to win against Fulham. Their next match is against Leeds United on Saturday at 12:30pm. Fulham, meanwhile, could have moved out of the bottom-3 with a win, but will now have to wait until the weekend for the chance to do so, when they face off with Burnley.
Earlier, it was reported that the Premier League are not yet discussing the possibility of the suspension of all fixtures.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.