Fans demand three points to be awarded to their side as a League One game is postponed with just over 30 minutes from the 3pm kick off.
At precisely 2:26pm, Oxford United revealed that their fixture against Crewe Alexandra was called off due to one of the away side’s players contracting coronavirus.
He was notified of having it early on Saturday morning, with both clubs preparing for what would have been their fourth league game of the 2020/21 season.
This afternoon’s Sky Bet League One fixture between Oxford United and Crewe Alexandra has been postponed due to a positive case of COVID-19 being identified within the Crewe Alexandra squad.
Each case is judged on its individual merits, and due to the circumstances, the Club has advised the EFL it is unable to fulfil the fixture as players and first team staff are now required to self-isolate in line with EFL and Government guidance.
A revised date for the rearranged fixture will be confirmed in due course.
Oxford United’s home game against Crewe Alexandra has been called off this afternoon after one of the visiting players tested positive for coronavirus.
The player tested positive this morning after travelling down on the Crewe team coach the previous day. Crewe manager Dave Artell informed Karl Robinson and the teams, in consultation with the match officials, the EFL and the relevant authorities, decided to call off the game.
No new date has yet been announced.
The U’s nearly didn’t play out last weekend’s fixture against Accrington Stanley over a bizarre situation prior to the game.
As part of coronavirus precautions, an alcohol-based spray is deployed once everyone is let onto the coach.
This in turn triggered the breathalyser used by the bus driver as a safety measure, and subsequently left the team stranded at their hotel half an hour away from the Crown Ground.
The coach driver had not touched a drop but the 70% proof spray rendered the coach unusable for the next six hours.
So squad members had to find an alternative way to make it so they could play out the fixture. Read what manager Karl Robinson had to say by clicking HERE.
There were several Oxford United fans choosing to demand three points being handed to their side as the League One game is postponed 30 minutes from kick off…
Even if he was still awaiting results he should be self isolating. Not travelling with team. Same as we did with cam last week. Idiots . 3points please
— DAVE (@DaveOufc) October 3, 2020
No that’s rubbish. It’s been forfeited! Not postponed ! They let a player awaiting a result travel. That’s against the law .
— DAVE (@DaveOufc) October 3, 2020
Orients league game with Walsall was PP and a new date agreed. No points awarded. One rule in the cup another in the league.
Are you that desperate for the points? Isn’t that what is described a small club mentality?
— (((Pete))) (@P_J_McGrath) October 3, 2020
He did not travel
— Charlie Buckley (@BuckleyCharliee) October 3, 2020
If the player travelled after taking the test, then the win should be awarded to Oxford.
— Jason Yates (@JWYOUFC) October 3, 2020
It’s the only way you’d get the three points mate
— Tom Newton (@TomNewton95) October 3, 2020
If it was found to be positive this morning why did they travel? Farcical.
— Connor (@conker_697) October 3, 2020
Not a forfeit on their behalf?
It’s a weird, compressed season as it is without trying to squeeze a match in else where.
At least it gives the squad a break with the heavy schedule for the month.
— Richard Brown (@a_random_bloke) October 3, 2020
So we can’t do airport tests as there would be a 7% accuracy rate because of the “quick result”, but players are having tests in the morning for later that day and it’s all accurate and ok? ??♂️
— A Up Nah (@paaartyyyy) October 3, 2020
Crewe and Grimsby both teams with absolutely no professionalism or class.
Hopefully yourselves and us are awarded 3 points.#BCAFC
— Have Bradford City Won Today? (@bcafcwin) October 3, 2020
Been confirmed he did travel, official announcement has gone out
— Paul Chapman (@chappers_paul) October 3, 2020
3 points please
— samstudd (@Studdy16) October 3, 2020
We should get 3 points
— Blakey (@blakey_oufc) October 3, 2020
Give us the 3 points cuz they obviously knew he had it
— charlie (@charliewxtts) October 3, 2020
If he’s tested positive today, he’s obviously had a test before he travelled and only got the result today. If that’s the case he shouldn’t have travelled at all
— ??KP?? (@KPOxf) October 3, 2020
Tested positive in the morning and still travelled, what a fucking retard.
— Dan〽️ (@OUFCDan_) October 3, 2020
The #EFL should give us the 3 points, and the Kas will have to get a deep clean now.
2020, you are a clueless moron and an idiot of a year, you know that?
All because of a Crewe player travelled with a positive Covid test
— GH (@GeorgeHogg93) October 3, 2020
Against a Crewe side that have been mixing with a positive covid tested player. Broken rules and points should be awarded. Reckless and irresponsible from Crewe, couldn’t isolate 1 player from the squad who was awaiting results after symptoms ??♂️
— Matt (@Oggie____) October 3, 2020
Tottenham went through at orients expense. That’s unfair
— Rosie Dodds (@RosieEHDodds) October 3, 2020