More aseptic than that, you die. There is a sport that is trying to start again despite the obvious difficulties and an uncertain future after this health emergency. We are talking about football, the most followed discipline on the planet which is imposing a new and very clean regulation. One of the most questionable rules is that according to which it will no longer be possible to spit on the pitch, a habit all too common in green rectangles all over the world.
The gesture involving saliva is obviously unsanitary and a self-respecting health protocol cannot do without such a rule. The decision on the ban on spitting was made by the Medical Committee of FIFA, the largest planetary football body. The president of this committee, Michel D'Hooghe, spoke of this, according to which spitting must be considered absolute evil in this precise historical moment.
Restarting to play, therefore, will be something different from the past and the hypothesis is to punish the individual player who turns into a lama with a yellow sign. Irony aside, the matter was taken very seriously in view of a possible continuation of the championships interrupted in March. Other words about the future ban on spitting in football have been spent by Ian Brierley, a virologist who works at the University of Cambridge.
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According to him, an infected player can put many other people at risk with his spits, given that the coronavirus is present in the throat and expels outside with this gesture so common on the field. The covid-19 may even remain on the grass for hours, at least until it has dried.