'It is definitely not off the table' - Derby player makes worrying claim about Leeds season
Derby County defender Curtis Davies has claimed that voiding the entire season is a possibility, even though it could destroy Leeds United’s promotion bid.
Earlier this month it was announced that football would be put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.
Leeds were on a five-match winning streak, were top of the Championship table and seven points clear of third with nine matches to play before the EFL suspended all fixtures.
There has been a lot of debate about what should happen with the remaining part of the 2019/20 campaign with one suggestion to be scrapping the season and starting it over again.
This would be disastrous for Leeds United, who are such a commanding position at the top of the table as they aim to end their 16-year absence from the Premier League.
But Davies believes that declaring the season null and void is very much a possibility.
“Voiding the season, it is definitely not off the table,” Davies told talkSPORT, as quoted by the Derby Telegraph.
The ex-West Brom defender added: “But Leeds and West Brom and those teams, especially West Brom who have had a go with players and wages this year hoping to get back up.
“Then you say you have to wait another year while paying those wages to try and get back out of the division.
“That’s going to be tough to take financially as well.”
Voiding the entire season as though it never happened is the least fair way to proceed with getting football back on track.
Leeds and West Brom are where they are in the table because they deserve to go up and Liverpool also deserve to win the Premier League title.
It will be fair to play out the remaining nine matches somehow but for now, we need to wait and see what happens with the coronavirus pandemic and wait for things to improve before this can even be considered seriously.
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