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Premier League Clubs Want Season Cancelled Over Coronavirus Pandemic 

Premier League Clubs Want Season Cancelled Over Coronavirus Pandemic 

A growing number of Premier League clubs reportedly want to abandon the current season, despite last week agreeing to extend the campaign indefinitely no thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

All football in England has been suspended until April 30 due to the covid-19 which has halted every sporting activities.

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Now according to The Athletic, senior figures in English club football believe there is no place for sport at the moment.

“You look at the people sitting around the Premier League table by Skype; their egos cannot sustain a mirror being held up to them,” they said. 

“The fact is they are not as important as a Tesco delivery driver at this time. We run a game. No more, no less.”

Liverpool need only two more wins to confirm their first league title since 1990 and hold a 25-point lead over Manchester City.

But plans to cancel the season – which would require the support of 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs – would scupper hopes of ending their 30-year long drought.

All leagues below the National Football League North and South have already been called off, while the future of the Football League and National League are shrouded in uncertainty.

One high-ranking club official added: “It’s absolutely clear what is going to happen. It’s a worldwide pandemic.

“You just start (the Premier League season) again and there are very few losers. Liverpool, I know. But in the grand scheme of things, honestly, it really doesn’t matter. You’ve just got to start again.

“This (COVID-19) is going to get worse here (in Britain), so it’s not about players returning to training. If we all stay at home and self-isolate for the next two, three months, we’re going to get through this quite simply.”

The official adds: “We look like petulant, ridiculous children now. I passionately believe what we’re doing is wrong.”

He fears it won’t be feasible to play the final nine games of the league season, even in September, and believes the league campaign should end whatever the consequences, with a new one beginning in the autumn.  

The next Premier League shareholders meeting is scheduled for April 3 with a new date for its comeback expected to be announced after officials accepted that, with the country in lockdown and players unable to train, April 30 is not a realistic prospect. 

The UK’s coronavirus death toll jumped up by 113 to 578 on Thursday in the biggest daily rise yet as officials confirmed 2,000 further cases. 

There has not been a game played in the English top flight since March 9 when Leicester City beat Aston Villa 4-0, with fixtures falling by the wayside in the last three weeks.

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