Politics is very much at play in football these days. With Boris Johnson indicating yesterday that he expects up to 10,000 fans inside football stadiums from 17 May, you can expect his Holyrood shadow to propose a similar plan, perhaps a week later/earlier, as has been her way for 11 months.
If the 17 May date feels arbitrary, it is not. Euro 202
01 fixtures get underway a month later, offering populist governments a way to compare how far along the recovery road their surviving citizens are. Governments in London and Edinburgh will permit domestic fans to attend games just in time for their flag waving opportunities.
There will be fans at Wembley and Hampden, irrespective of what’s going on in public health, you can bet their lives on it.