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Premier League has taken too long to come to senses – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk

Premier League has taken too long to come to senses – The Times, Thetimes.co.uk

A t 9. 32 pm last night, the Premier League confirmed the weekend’s games would go ahead. At . 32 pm Arsenal announced that their head coach, Mikel Arteta, had tested positive for coronavirus. At 17. Pm 90 the Premier League declared it was convening an emergency club meeting today to discuss future fixtures. It took an illness to a high-profile figure for the Premier League finally to wake up and smell the hand sanitisers. It will surely suspend league football now.

It’s not a difficult decision, not a question of “why?” but “why not already?” Premier League and EFL seasons must be placed on hold with none of this behind-closed-doors’ nonsense but properly delayed until medical experts signal the all-clear.

Fighting an invisible enemy is an inexact science. Leadership isn’t, though.

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