Since teams have not been following Covid-19 protocols laid out, Premier League captains have been ordered to remind their team-mates to stop breaking Covid-19 protocols.
The move comes amid increasing incidents of top flight stars ignoring the rules – and is hoped will help save the season from being suspended.
Premier League bosses held a round of video-conference calls with managers and captains today to discuss how important it is that the guidelines are followed to the letter.
To make matters worse, some City replacements also failed to wear face masks during Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Brighton at the Etihad.
There has been a rise in the number of people testing positive in the top flight, while a host of games have had to be postponed, leading to a serious fixture pileup.
Football bosses are desperate to get the season finished because there is no window to extend it at the start of this summer, due to the Euros taking place.
Now the onus has been placed on skippers to lay down the law to their fellow team-mates and remind them how crucial it is that the protocols are followed.
All 20 top flight clubs have been appointed a compliance officer.