Dear Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport,

Can you provide me with a valid reason and evidence of the findings into why spectators are NOT allowed to watch sports events on private grounds but can on public ones, specifically football games at grassroots football? what is the reasoning and science behind denying 1000's of community members their choice of pastime when other pastimes are seemingly deemed safer than standing around a well ventilated, socially distanced, covid secure football pitch with no more than a couple of hundred other likeminded people.
Will the DCMS reconsider this unfair and quite frankly seemingly random denial of a leisure pursuit?
Also please provide evidence / reasoning on what the difference to the threat of Covid there is between private and public football pitches.

Yours faithfully,

Darren Eastwood

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