The Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club has been reported to have been closed under government lockdown rules.

It seems rather strange to me that two people who respect social distance can walk across a golf course, but two people cannot golf on the same surface.

I just can’t understand why football, which in some cases is a contact game, is still allowed to be played. I know these players might be in their own team bubbles, but they travel across the country and meet other teams in their bubbles.

Of course, it is not known who else the home team or the opposing team players mingle with. This could be other people in another “bubble” and who were these other people meeting with?

This puts aside with whom the individual players meet outside the “bubble” of the soccer team.

This is certainly not in line with the rules set by the government, and if people think footballers can do it, then why maybe can’t?

This obviously suggests different rules for soccer which, unlike most other activities, are not possible due to the coronavirus restriction. Therefore, in my opinion, football should be stopped immediately.

Douglas Beazer

Beaminster