Ferdinand Calls For 2019/20 Season To Be Voided
Former Manchester United centre-back, Rio Ferdinand asks for the season to be scrapped except an immediate fix can be found for the Coronavirus pandemic.
The United favorite insists that Premier League leaders, Liverpool put public health above above their ambitions for a Premier League crown after a 30-year wait.
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to Sporting calendars across the world, with all European leagues shutting down indeifitely as the world continues to struggle with the virus.
The 2020 Euro 2020 scheduled for this summer along with the Copa America have already been shifted back by a year, while both the Champions and Europa leagues have both been suspended in the meantime.
Liverpool are only two wins away from winning their first Premier League title in 30 years and although several UEFA officials are desperate to see the league concluded in good time, the title looks u likely to arrive Anfield this term.
It has been purported that the league could be voided if it is not concluded, a suggestion Ferdinand is fully in support of. The former defender says such drastic action is in the best interest of the society.
The legendary defender in an interview with BT Sport said:
“Times like this do push it home how important sport, contact and communication is when you are isolated and alone with your immediate family.
“But we have to take into consideration football is just a game. As seriously as we all take it, the bigger picture is what is going on out in society.
“I’m sure in my own mind that if it’s not going to be an immediate fix in the next few weeks then the season needs to be voided and started again next season afresh.
“A lot of people like Liverpool fans will always say, ‘Oh that’s because you don’t want Liverpool to win the league’.
“Listen, if my team was in that situation I would think about people’s health and the wider society rather than my own gain.
“And this is a situation where I think exactly the same no matter who’s going to go up, who’s potentially going to go down, who could have won the league and who could have finished in the Champions League positions.”