Phil Hay has reported that all leagues below National North/South have been voided by the FA on Thursday – and Leeds United fans are desperately worried about the precedent this sets.
It means no relegation and no promotion from those leagues, effectively meaning that the 19/20 season never happened.
And the FA is calling for the same right down the football pyramid.
The rest of the non-league is set for a meeting to decide what to do next week.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 26, 2020
If this was applied to the whole of the football league too – and there’s no suggestion that this is being discussed – it would be the disaster scenario for Leeds.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are currently top of the Championship and have a seven-point lead over third-placed Fulham.
With nine games left, Fulham are realistically the only side that can catch Leeds.
Leeds chief Angus Kinnear has said it’s “vital” that the remaining 19/20 fixtures are played but the big problem is that no one knows when that can happen.
There are logistics around the impact on next season, on player contracts and on whether games can be played in front of fans or behind closed doors.
Meanwhile, Leeds fans are extremely scared by the move by FA to void the 19/20 season.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans…
Okay now I’m bricking it Phil
— stay at home you detty pigs (@John04407982) March 26, 2020
EFL and Premier league already said that completing this season is their priority. I don’t care if it screws up next season, this season has to complete
— ledge200 (@easytiger69) March 26, 2020
Not sure the EFL and Premiership can afford the litigation this idea would rain down on them
— Jeff Brown (@Jefferz52) March 26, 2020
If we end up with the top leagues cancelled then it’s my opinion all clubs in top 6 positions should refuse to be part of the league in the future.
— Andi (@MOT4EVA) March 26, 2020
They seem to be trying it out on the small clubs before coming for the bigger leagues. We need to fight this to the bitter end.
— Jez 💙💛 Old dog, old tricks 🇪🇺 (@MoreReasonsThan) March 26, 2020
All league’s will be cancelled, it’s guaranteed. Especially when government have said lockdown could last upto 6 months
— wanderlust (@peterreilly7) March 26, 2020
Its gunna happen isnt it 😢 get a law suit started now
— Scott (@Scott25229100) March 26, 2020
Not surprising that the ones calling for a void season are those who's sides have been shite all season and at risk of going down or getting nowt. Get the legal team ready Andrea. #lufc
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) March 26, 2020
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