The Premier League took part in a summit on Friday.
It included both the PFA and the EFL to address the coronavirus pandemic and what to do about it.
The summit was called by the Professional Footballers’ Association since the players are being negatively hit by things like wage cuts so that the football clubs can keep their heads above water financially.
The PFA would like these to be wage deferrals rather than wage cuts.
It’s very good to talk, but we just don’t see this pandemic clearing up any time soon – that’s unfortunate for everybody concerned.
Coming out of the summit was a joint statement which read as follows:
“The Premier League, EFL and PFA met today and discussed the growing seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“It was stressed that the thoughts of all three organizations continue to be with everyone affected by the virus.”
“The Premier League, EFL and PFA agreed that difficult decisions will have to be taken in order to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of professional football in England, and agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions.”
“The leagues will not recommence until 30 April at the earliest. They will only do so when it is safe and conditions allow.”
“Further meetings will take place next week with a view to formulating a joint plan to deal with the difficult circumstances facing the leagues, their clubs, players, staff and fans.”
It seems like more and more of Premier League clubs are starting to have reservations about restarting the Premier League.
I’m like a broken record, but I just cannot see the PL starting up again this season, and it should probably be scrapped soon.
There are too many lives at stake to risk just to finish off a football league.
However important that may be as far as finances are concerned.
And playing games behind closed doors is not a solution because the players would still be at risk.
And what happens when just one player gets the Covid-19 disease – and that would screw that up.
The team would need to be quarantined.
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