'Would be abandoned' – Exclusive: Pundit sends Leeds warning after latest Bundesliga setback
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Paul Robinson has said that the 19/20 Championship season would have to be abandoned if any staff or players contracted Coronavirus.
Robinson was talking after it was reported that 10 people have now tested positive for Coronavirus in more than 1,700 tests as German football looks to restart.
Training has carried on as normal in Germany although there’s still no definitive re-start date for Bundesliga football.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I think this is one of the main reasons we’re not hearing anything definitive from the powers that be in terms of a restart date.
“They can’t afford to start the Championship and then have it stop again because of something like this. It would be abandoned if something like this happened.
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“It can only happen when they can guarantee everyone’s safety and everyone in the country should be following the same rules.
“If lockdown is eased on Sunday then that’s a different matter but an incident like this could stop everything. Safety is paramount.”
All eyes will be on the government on Sunday when it’s thought that lockdown conditions could be eased in the UK.
If that happens it would be a green light to the Premier League and the EFL to plan for a definite re-start date.
Meanwhile, the Bundesliga continues to lead the way despite the latest reported setback.
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