Majority of Sheffield United fans would support 'vaccine passports' if they meant a return to Bramall Lane
Over two thirds of Sheffield United fans would be willing to wear a face mask, observe social distancing regulations and sign up for a so-called ‘vaccine passport’ if it meant they were allowed back into Bramall Lane to watch their side next season.
As part of The Star’s big fans survey, inviting the views and opinions of Blades supporters on a number of options, 67.5 per cent of respondents say they would be willing to wear a mask and observe social distancing if it resulted in them being able to watch live football again.
The subject of so-called ‘vaccine passports’, designed to track whether an individual has either had their Covid-19 vaccine or has recently tested negative for the virus, had been suggested as a way of allowing tens of thousands of people back into football stadiums for the first time since last March, when football was halted as a means of halting the spread.
And when asked if they would be willing to sign up for a vaccine passport if it meant returning to Bramall Lane quicker, 67.7 per cent of fans said ‘yes’. A further 11.9 per cent said maybe, with only 20.4 per cent saying no.
Seven out of 10 Blades fans polled also said they were looking forward to playing in a league without VAR. Almost 13 per cent of fans were on the fence about the issue and 14 per cent felt that fans would complain when a decision goes against them in the Championship, which doesn’t yet have the VAR technology.