Piers Morgan claims that it would be a shame for Liverpool and Leeds United, but he sees no alternative other than to scrap the 2019/20 season.
Earlier this month, football was put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis sweeping across the world.
It left Leeds’ promotion bid in limbo with the Whites sitting top of the Championship table, seven points clear of third with just nine matches left to play.
Speaking via his personal Twitter account, Manchester United legend Gary Neville suggested ways that the 2019/20 season can be finished.
-finish this season in a short time frame when safe
-condense next season if needed
-open transfer window from May and run it all the way through 20/21 to give clubs agility
-extend player contracts to complete 19/20
-financial packages for clubs in need inc non-league
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 28, 2020
However Good Morning Britain host Morgan completely disagreed with Neville, rubbishing all of the ideas that he had.
“None of this will work in reality,” he said via his personal Twitter account on Saturday morning. “Nobody wants to see endless 3-times-a-week games behind closed doors, at obvious risk of injury to players.
“Only solution is to void this season and start again when we can. A shame for Liverpool, Leeds etc, but that’s irrelevant given the crisis.”
None of this will work in reality. Nobody wants to see endless 3-times-a-week games behind closed doors, at obvious risk of injury to players. Only solution is to void this season & start again when we can.
A shame for Liverpool, Leeds etc, but that's irrelevant given the crisis. https://t.co/vxEDChkrw8
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2020
There is simply no way that they can just null and void the season as though it had never happened.
Liverpool are on the verge of their first league title in 30 years. Leeds are edging closer to a return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence. West Brom are also getting nearer to bouncing back. Sheffield United and Wolves could realistically qualify for the Champions League. Coventry are on their way to promotion from League One after years of financial disaster.
There is so much at stake for these clubs and it would be so unfair to act as if their hard work this season didn’t happen.
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