Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol revealed a piece of news last night that would disappoint a lot of football fans all over the globe.
His revelation came in the wake of the recent move to suspend the Premier League due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a virus which has already infected a few people in the footballing world including Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta and Chelsea youngster, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Kaveh revealed that all the Premier League clubs supported the move to suspend the season and while some clubs believed that if it resumed by April 3rd, the season would be able to be completed by the scheduled date, most of the clubs believed that the pandemic could go on for months and that this season was mostly done, with one club even going on to say that there is a 75% chance that this season would not be completed.
He even said that the start of next season could be threatened due to the rising threat of the pandemic.
🗣”Quite a few of the clubs are resigned to thinking the season is over, there’s a 75% chance this season will not be completed”— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 13, 2020
Kaveh Solhekol on the current state of the Premier League pic.twitter.com/ToTCRGyVct
The Premier League is the most-watched football league in the world, with TV audiences rising up to hundreds of millions.
With a high chance that this season will remain incomplete, it will come as a blow to all these fans as they want to see all the teams fighting it out until the very end. If this season is suspended completely, it will hit Liverpool fans the hardest, as their team was cruising towards their first Premier League title, with a 22 point lead over second-placed Manchester City.
While there is hope that the action will resume on April 3rd, the ground reality is that there might be no action at all.
How the Premier League champions will be decided, whether there will be champions at all and who gets promoted, and who gets relegated, and how will that be decided, are just some of the questions that the FA and the Premier League will need to answer, but the most important question would be whether they would risk sustaining massive losses by suspending the remaining season or would they risk the health and safety of all those involved, just to ensure that the balance sheet tallies.
Whatever the decision, these next few days are going to be very critical for the world in general.