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Max Aarons hugs Norwich fan forcing EFL chiefs to launch Covid probe after breach of regulations

EFL chiefs launched a Covid probe after Norwich scorer Max Aarons hugged a fan at Carrow Road.

Match-winner Aarons grabbed the Canaries supporter — breaching coronavirus regulations — after completing their 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Max Aarons celebrated with a Norwich fan after scoring the winner
EFL chiefs have launched a probe after coronavirus regulations were breached

An EFL spokesman said: “Every club was told about the importance of following Covid regulations and we need to get to the bottom of this very quickly.

“We will expect a full explanation from Norwich and the players involved.”

All clubs were made aware of the requirement to follow coronavirus regulations as a condition of being allowed to restart football in the summer.

Those rules were reinforced ahead of the return of fans to stadiums and Championship leaders Norwich were allowed 2,000 into Carrow Road for the first time since March.

Aarons’ hug may be a breach of the Sports Ground Safety Authority rules which all professional clubs are mandated to follow.

Fans returned to football stadiums earlier this week for the first time since March.

Wednesday saw Charlton, Wycombe and Carlisle all welcome 2,000 supporters for the first time since March.

Norwich beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in the Championship

Arsenal were the first Premier League team to host supporters since lockdown when they played Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday.

And Saturday saw Prem games played in front of fans with the likes of West Ham and Chelsea opening turnstiles.

But Championship action was marred by Millwall supporters booing their own players while they took a knee.

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