Coronavirus: Premier League season should be declared 'null and void' if not finished, says Karren Brady

Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus

Adam Hamdani
Saturday 14 March 2020 11:47
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West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady believes that the Premier League season should be declared “null and void” if it cannot be finished due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.

Games in England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, plus in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are all postponed.

And, writing in The Sun, Brady has said the season should effectively be scrapped if it cannot be fully completed.

“Suspension or cancellation of the league was always a certainty,” Brady writes.

“There is no dodging the possibility that all levels in the EFL, as well as the Premier League, will have to be cancelled and this season declared null and void because if the players can’t play the games can’t go ahead.

“The Premier League hopes that an interlude of three weeks from today will enable it to restart but that may well be dreamland.

“So what if the league cannot be finished? As games in both the Premier League and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.

“Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?

“A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years. This will be discussed between the Premier League and the clubs next week at an emergency meeting.”

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