According to new reports, Premier League football could be set to resume ‘within weeks’ – in a move to boost the morale of the nation.
Bored Brits have been without any top flight football since March 9, but the season could set for an early return in May, according to an ‘exclusive’ from The Sun – who also claim that games will be shown on ‘free-to-air’ TV.
These claims come following Germany’s Bundesliga announcement that domestic football will be set to resume on May 9, with all games being played behind closed doors.
The Premier League will adopt the same approach, and the article reports that fans may not be able to attend games in the UK until 2021 at the earliest.
Sport is considered one of the first activities that can return after lockdown – providing it is played behind closed doors – as it is simple to control compared to opening pubs, leisure centres, or cinemas.
Interestingly, the report also claims that Boris Johnson is in favour of bringing football back if safe to do so, believing it could give huge parts of the country a boost to see England’s most popular sport back on our screens.
An area for concern, however, would be if a player were to test positive for the virus, then this would bring the pack of cards tumbling down again – and halt the season in its tracks for a second time.
No player will want to compete if someone else in the top flight tests positive for the virus, which begs the question… is it really worth it?
Lockdown measures appear to be working across the world. However, if there is no cure for the disease, then opening everything up for businesses will surely see cases and deaths will explode again?
Everyone is eager to get sport back on and to finish the season, but the next couple of weeks would be extremely premature given the circumstances?
After all the Dutch Eredivisie decided just yesterday to deem their season null and void..