Premier League clubs CANCEL Christmas parties with players instead going out in small groups amid Omicron Covid surge

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs have been cancelling their Christmas parties.

The majority of them were due to be held last week with the exception of the teams playing European football.

Instead, Prem players are generally going out in groups of three and four.

In the EFL, some clubs have carried on staging their parties while others have scrapped them.

Some players have lied to their clubs by insisting the parties have been scrapped — and carried on boozing in any case.

Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park is a favourite location.

Charlton’s Ben Watson wins the award for the best fancy dress. He went as fellow redhead Steve Sidwell in full Chelsea kit.

Another Addicks player dressed as Kim Jong-un.

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ADAM LALLANA, Martin O’Neill and Tony Woodcock head the list of stars behind 360 Sports TV — the first dedicated streaming platform for sport documentaries.

With over 300 hours of content, the subscription-based service also has rugby heavyweights Kyle Sinckler, Jack Clifford and Michael Young on board alongside Lallana.

It is the brainchild of ex-Channel 4 presenter John Warrington.

He told SunSport: “We are delivering the stories behind the passion — unlike Netflix/Amazon, who only invest in major names and ignore the real stories.”

New films in the pipeline include Local Heroes — a doc featuring Nottingham-born Woodcock, Viv Anderson and Garry Birtles’ glory years under Brian Clough at Forest.

Ex-Bradford midfielder Jamie Lawrence’s book From Prison to Premiership will be adapted, as will Corie Mapp’s incredible real-life Cool Runnings story.

FORMER Bristol Rovers director of football Tommy Widdrington is now manager of National League strugglers King’s Lynn.

But there was no time for celebrating a 2-1 win over Dover in his first game on Saturday as he rushed off to find a TV to watch his son Kai, a professional dancer, compete in the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing.

Kai Widdrington is through to the final with partner AJ Odudu.

UEFA suffered a nightmare by cocking up the Champions League draw.

And Scottish League Two side Stenhousemuir certainly thought it was funny by announcing: “We’re pleased, and confused, to announce we’ve been drawn away to Real Madrid in the last Champions League round of 16.”

BT SPORT are sweating over Manchester United’s lunchtime kick-off with Brighton on Saturday after a Covid outbreak in the Red Devils camp.

If the game is postponed, there will be no games moved to that slot and BT would screen the game when it is rescheduled for a midweek date.

Last season six televised games were postponed and were screened again at a later date.

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