Coughing in the Premier League leads to red card... and it could end up in the courts
The coronavirus has completely revolutionised everything. Now, it's sneaking into the rules of football.
According to 'The Times', they are considering a new rule in England for 2020-21. Those that intentionally cough at their opponent will be punished by a red card. They will be sent for an early bath.
In this way, the Premier League wants to make sure that the players don't just protect themselves, but also their opponents. They don't want coughs to be used to try and harm their opponent. Because in these times, coughing could seriously affect one's health.
If this happens and a player coughs at someone else, they wouldn't just get a red card. This source explains that they run the risk of being spoken to by the police. The coronavirus is very serious and, whoever takes a chance with it, could pay quite dearly in the Premier League.