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Hull City’s meeting with Sheffield United in serious question as Blackburn Rovers game called off


Hull manager Grant McCann was already set to miss Blackburn’s game after testing positive for Covid-19, but on Sunday morning the game was due to go.

However, with fans from Lancashire and Yorkshire en route to the match, it was announced that the match had to be postponed as Hull was unable to field a team due to a growing number of cases of Covid-19.

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Around 3,000 Rovers fans were due to travel to East Yorkshire, with loads of coaches already on their way when the postponement announcement was made.

REPORT: Hull City‘s reunion with Blackburn Rovers was canceled just two hours before kickoff. Image: Getty Images.

Blackburn player Bradley Dack even expressed his frustration on social media, calling the incident a “mess.”

A statement from Hull in the early afternoon read: “Today’s home game against the Blackburn Rovers has been postponed due to positive cases of Covid-19 in our squad, and so we are not in able to line up the number of players required for the match.

“Following more positive cases confirmed this morning, the club have informed the EFL that we will not be able to complete the match and the match will now be reorganized.

“All people who test positive are self-isolating according to government guidelines.

REPORT: Some supporters arrived before the match was postponed. Image: Getty Images.

“We apologize to both groups of supporters for the disappointment and inconvenience caused by the late notification, but the health and well-being of our players and staff must be our priority.

“A modified date for the match will be confirmed in due course.

“Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date of the match. Fans who cannot attend the reorganized match can get a refund up to 72 hours before the kick-off time of the new date.”

The postponement meant that only two of the 10 scheduled games in the league came on Boxing Day, with a number of matches also called off in the Premier League and League One and League Two.

Hull are due to face Sheffield United – who have only played twice this month due to Covid-related postponements – on Wednesday, but that game now appears to be in serious doubt.