All Premier League matches could be ordered to be played behind closed doors by the end of this month, it has emerged.
This decision could soon become inevitable from the government, according to the Mirror’s David Maddock, as they look to try and consider every possible option to halt the spread of the fast-growing coronavirus, which is sweeping it’s way across the world right now.
And cases of the illness in the UK are rising by the day, with 273 people having been struck down by the illness as of 18:00pm on Sunday evening.
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And with the virus showing little sign of slowing down, it seems almost certain that the government may be forced into taking serious action in regards to sporting events.
In Italy, who have been impacted most in Europe, all Serie A matches are to be played behind closed doors up until, at the very least, April 3, with the northern area of the country being plunged into lockdown, as 16million people have been placed into quarantine.
Similar steps could be taken in France, where a government meeting on Sunday evening will decide whether Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund will go ahead – or whether fans from affected areas will be told to stay at home.
Now, it appears as though the Premier League is going to follow in Serie A’s footsteps, with the government ready to make a decision to stop fans attending Premier League matches.
And one base of supporters that could suffer the most by this impending decision would be Liverpool’s fans, as they could miss out on the opportunity to see their team lift their first league title in 30 years.
Currently, the Reds are 25 points clear at the top of the table and are on the cusp of mathematically securing their aim.
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