The owner of League One side Peterborough has called on clubs in the English Football League (EFL) to take legal action after the government reintroduced bans on spectators due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Clubs in lower-risk regions were allowed to welcome back fans earlier this month but large areas of south-east and eastern England, including Peterborough, will be added to the ‘very high alert’ category this weekend, forcing stadiums to close their doors once again.

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“Another nail in [the] coffin for our industry,” Darragh MacAnthony wrote on Twitter. “You can have fans back … for a game… then pull the plug again … more money down drain to prep for it all.

“All clubs in the EFL need to put legal fund together to look at suing government over bailing out other industries & leaving ours to wither away …”

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