The Premier League and UK government have urged footballers to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Six of this weekend’s 10 top-flight games have been postponed because of outbreaks of the virus at clubs.
In the English Football League – where 25% of players say they do not intend to get the jab – 19 fixtures due to be played on Saturday have been postponed.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has asked clubs to “strongly encourage” players to get vaccinated.
“We have collectively highlighted the importance of vaccination and it has never been more important,” he wrote in a letter to all 20 clubs.
“Please strongly encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to become so, and the many who are, to get their booster, which appears to be the only significant layer of protection against the Omicron variant.”
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston added: “Getting the jab is the socially responsible thing to do.
“The most important thing anyone – including footballers – can do to protect themselves, co-workers and loved ones is to get vaccinated and get a booster.
“I know the football authorities are also working with players to understand why some are vaccine hesitant.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes getting a vaccination should be mandatory “from a moral point of view” and revealed “99%” of his squad have had both jabs.
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