With less than 24 hours before Premier League teams meet remotely to discuss a the possibility of restarting the competition, it has been reported that Albion chief executive Paul Barber said that another Brighton player has now tested positive for the coronavirus.
This news comes almost six weeks after the club announced that two of its team had also tested positive for the virus.
Some on social media have treated this latest information with scepticism.
Suggestions have been made that the situation is all too convenient, considering Paul Barber’s various well-publicised protestations about the Seagulls being forced to play behind closed doors at neutral venues.
The club is yet to confirm if the player is part of the men’s first team squad.