Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Premier League fans still allowed in after crunch talks, Six Nations matches CANCELLED – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS continues to spread across the globe, with cases being reported in the UK.

Many sporting events have already been cancelled or played in front of no fans – with more expected over the coming days.

The Premier League has already issued a ban on pre-match handshakes, but fans are still allowed in after chiefs held crunch talks with the government.

But two Six Nations matches have been postponed on the final weekend of the tournament.

Follow all the latest news and information on how the outbreak is affecting sport…

  • IN STREAMLAND

    The FA will axe the 3pm blackout if matches are forced behind closed doors because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.

    Legislation currently bans three o'clock matches from being televised, in a bid to protect attendances – particularly at EFL games.

    But if fans can no longer attend matches, it is likely that the blackout will be lifted.

    And according to The Times, Sky and BT could be forced to air games for FREE – as the government desperately tries to prevent big crowds from congregating to watch their teams.

  • NO CHANCES

    Lewis Hamilton was taking no chances as he flew to Australia ahead of the F1 season opener this weekend.

    The reigning world champion posted a picture of himself wearing a mask with fears over the spread of coronavirus.

    Race officials confirmed Sunday's event in Melbourne would go ahead as planned with more than 100,000 fans expected.

    And it seems Hamilton was taking measures to prevent himself from catching the virus on his flight to Australia.

  • FANFARE

    Premier League matches will allow fans in the stadium for now following government crisis talks over coronavirus.

    League chiefs along with the FA, EFL and broadcasters were summoned to a meeting on Monday with government health advisers at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

    They determined no drastic measures in England were to be in place yet but a move to ban supporters could be very likely for at least two rounds of fixtures.

    This week’s Cheltenham Festival, European games involving Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United and Wednesday’s Prem clash between Manchester City and Arsenal will go ahead as planned.

  • RUG OFF

    Wales vs Scotland WILL be going ahead as planned.

  • NO GLOVE LOST

    Conor McGregor couldn't resist launching a cheap shot at fierce rival Floyd Mayweather after the American wore latex gloves at a fan meet-and-greet.

    The boxing legend may have gone 50 fights undefeated but obviously fears coronavirus could end up leaving him floored.

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