Brighton striker Glenn Murray appeared to jump on the bandwagon on Thursday when he suggested that Leeds United shouldn’t be handed promotion if the season isn’t completed.
It comes one day after Norwich director Stuart Webber also suggested that Championship clubs shouldn’t be rewarded if their season is abandoned.
Leeds fans were not happy with that, as the Canaries joined the long-list of bottom-half Premier League clubs demanding relegation be scrapped.
Murray claimed that Championship clubs wouldn’t deserve the right to go up if they can’t finish their games – interesting.
“Obviously, if we manage to play our games in the Premier League then the bottom three deserve to go down,” he said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“But if they’re to be relegated then the Championship has to finish their games. If the Championship doesn’t finish its games they don’t deserve to be promoted.”
It won’t be down to the players, and they are set to be disappointed. EFL chairman Rick Parry claimed that the Premier League would be breaking an agreement if promotion and relegation are voided.
The FA have already told clubs that three teams will be going down, so Murray’s view doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things.
As it stands, football is set to return. The EFL told Championship clubs on Wednesday that they will be allowed to return to training on the 25th of May, with the season set to resume in mid-June.
From Championship clubs' conference call this afternoon: 'full' training not recommended until May 25, which means a restart in early June appears highly unlikely. Clubs are arguing that it needs 3 weeks of training before players reach full fitness.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) May 13, 2020
Murray should concentrate on Brighton and their bid to remain in the Premier League, rather than casting his views on what is happening below the top-flight right now.
Many Leeds fans seemed to agree with their reactions, claiming that it is embarrassing how many Premier League clubs and players seem to suddenly have an opinion.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below:
This wasn't even considered this time last week. Now its the latest bandwagon to jump on.
— Charles Overin (@charleso78) May 14, 2020
Pity he didnt put as much effort in to scoring goals they wouldnt need to worry. Another one not exactly putting the Bright in Brighton
— MARK CONSIGLIA (@CONSIGLIAMARK) May 14, 2020
Coming from a team who is almost certain to go down.
— Carl Lincoln White 🌈 (@LincolnWhites) May 14, 2020
If his team aren't finishing a Premier League season, why should they stay in it?
— JohnnyPizzle (@johnpin79) May 14, 2020
Should keep his nose out of something that's nothing to do with him.
— Philip Darley (@PhilipDarley1) May 14, 2020
It’s embarrassing watching people try to wriggle out of what is right. I thought Glenn Murray would have more self respect.
— gary hartley (@garyhar58606124) May 14, 2020
What’s unfair is the ridiculous situation of relegated clubs getting obscene amounts of money for failure
— Paul Howard (@paulshoward1950) May 14, 2020
Brighton have got an awful lot to say at the minute 🤣
— Tommy Hadfield🇮🇨 (@tinyfield33) May 14, 2020
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