'Heart-breaking for Leeds' - Piers Morgan posts verdict on 'only fair' solution to Coronavirus
Piers Morgan has said that the “only fair” thing for the EFL and Premier League to do is to abandon the season and start again in August “as if it never happened”.
We’re into uncharted territory amid the spread of the Coronavirus, with the EFL and the Premier League set to meet on Friday.
It is expected that all competitions will be suspended with immediate effect, with a number of Premier League squads in isolation, including Arsenal and Chelsea.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher tweeted to say that it was “inevitable” that the Premier League and EFL would be suspended but said you can’t start next season until this one is completed “whenever that is”.
Morgan disagreed and said the Premier League and EFL would have to strike this season from the records.
He acknowledged that would be “Heart-breaking for Liverpool, Leeds, etc, but this is an unprecedented global pandemic that is going to get a lot worse & frankly a few hurt football fans’ feelings don’t matter”.
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Only fair thing to do is abandon this season & start all over again in August as if it never happened. Heart-breaking for Liverpool, Leeds etc but this is an unprecedented global pandemic that is going to get a lot worse & frankly a few hurt football fans’ feelings don’t matter. https://t.co/PD2ZPXfz6f
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 13, 2020
That’s Morgan’s opinion and he’s always been an outspoken broadcaster.
We think that voiding the season would be one of the last resorts of all the options open to the authorities.
Plenty of Leeds fans are understandably beside themselves but Liverpool fans will be feeling the same – they’re potentially one win away from their first-ever Premier League title.
Not all Leeds fans are thinking of promotion first and Coronavirus second.
One replied to Morgan saying, “As a life long Leeds United fan I agree. We are disappointed at Elland Road but let’s have it straight. We are first-world citizens playing a game. We are privileged. Let’s put our toys away for a while.”
As a life long Leeds United fan I agree. We are disappointed at Elland Road but let's have it straight. We are first world citizens playing a game. We are privileged. Let's put our toys away for a while. #LUFC https://t.co/umZC7GYtUC
— unifiedg (@unifiedg) March 13, 2020
Not everyone is that pragmatic, though.
Imagine if the season ends, I’d actually cry 😭 #lufc
— Khuram (@KhuramHuss) March 13, 2020
The health of the public is obviously the most important thing right now.
However, the EFL and Premier League will now be discussing all the options open to them and the fate of Leeds is now in their hands.
We hope that the pandemic is brought under control and that the remaining fixtures can be completed at a later date.
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