There was plenty of scepticism about spreading EURO 2021 all over Europe in normal times, but attempting to do that in the midst of a pandemic and with fans attending games is nothing short of madness.
It still looks like the tournament will go ahead as planned over 12 different host cities, but it’s not clear what the plan is for supporters to attend the games – especially in the sense of those travelling from outwith the country.
It has been reported that the UK had offered to host the whole tournament because they expect to have fans back in the grounds by the time the tournament starts, but that offer looks like it will be rejected.
It sounds like Israel tabled a similar proposition which was also turned down so it could just be a case of looking for consistency, but it’s still far too early to tell how things will look in the summer.
You have to note that to take up this offer would also require the authorities to actually trust any kind of promise or plan from Boris Johnson which is a mug’s game, so it’s not a huge surprise.
Hopefully the tournament does go ahead as planned and fans are able to attend, but that still appears to be up in the air for now.