Sorry Liverpool but Premier League season has to be ruled null and void if players can’t play again – the sun, thesun.co.uk
NO escaping the fact now, football in England is about to enter its most devastating period in years.
The news that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (which came in a phone call to me from the Arsenal CEO late Thursday) and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus brought forward the inevitable day the Premier League would need to be suspended, pending possible cancellation.
There are, of course, financial implications, wages and transfer debts must be paid and there is lost broadcast revenue, lost matchday income but this pales into insignificance as the health and well-being of everyone must come first.
Further down the EFL, right down to the pyramid, the greater the threat to future existence. But I suspect that by hook or by crook most will survive.
The virus has a long way to travel yet. On Monday all games were going ahead and by Friday all Premier League clubs had voted in an emergency shareholder meeting call to suspend the league. A week is a long time at the moment.
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