The NRL’s ambitious push to get crowds back into stadiums on match days in a matter of weeks has been dismissed as “absurd and dangerous” by the Australian Medical Association.
With the NRL to resume its suspended 2020 season behind closed doors on Thursday, ARLC chairman Peter V’landys on Monday raised the idea of a limited number of fans being allowed back into stadiums by 1 July.
New South Wales and Queensland state governments responded by saying it was too soon to consider any such plan, although they would be open to discussions at some stage in the future.
But the plan was rebutted in the strongest terms by the president of the AMA, Tony Bartone, who said public health must come before anything else and that the idea should be shelved immediately. (Text, photo -Guardian)