Fans from Premier League clubs have been reacting after Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino claimed that the English top flight would soon be cancelled.
Marino has declared that the Premier League will follow suit with Belgium and void the rest of the current season, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA,” Marino told outlet Sportitalia.
“In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious. I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.
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“It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one.”
If the campaign was to be cancelled, it is unknown whether the decision would controversially deny Liverpool a first league title since 1990, or whether Jurgen Klopp’s side would still be awarded the trophy on the basis of their current position at the top of the table.
But this did not stop rival supporters poking fun at the Reds on social media in the wake of Marino’s extraordinary quotes.
Marino’s claim comes despite the Premier League last week reiterating their desire to return to action only “when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”
In a conference call between all 20 clubs, the governing bodies of the English game agreed to push back the original return date of April 30, but reassert their commitment to completing the 2019/20 campaign, not least because voiding the season could cost the clubs £750million in broadcast revenue that would have to be paid back.
A statement from the league said: “It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning…