The fate of this season is very much up in the air, dependent on Europe’s response to the debilitating coronavirus pandemic which has caused every major sports event and large gathering to be canceled for the foreseeable future. Earlier this week, the FA made the correct decision to suspend that Premier League for at least three weeks. The hope is that the season will be able to resume after that, but there’s no guarantee of that.
Liverpool are two victories away from the title, and most people believe that, should the whole season be canceled, the Reds should nonetheless win the title. However, that isn’t the controversial part. The more difficult challenges to navigate are the Champions League spots and, crucially, relegation and promotion.
Rumour have been spreading that Dan Levy and Jose Mourinho, on behalf of Tottenham Hotspur, are pushing to have the season declared null and void. This should benefit Spurs, who finished four last season but are currently struggling. However, football.london reports that this is inaccurate and Spurs remain hopeful that the season will continue on as planned in April.
One person who has been open about this opinion is West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady, who advocated for the FA taking this action. The whole thing screams of ‘How Can This Pandemic Benefit Me?’ since West Ham are barely above the drop zone with less than 10 games left in the season. To make matters worse, she chose to air this trash opinion in the trashiest of places. A place, in fact, that this site has made the moral decision to avoid referencing. So apologies for the sun-baked landfill smell of this post, but unfortunately this is news that directly affects the club.
You can read a transcript of her self-serving opinions on the Dailymail website, if you have no interest in being a snake. Here is the basic gist though:
“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 PL 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 PL and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void.”
If that doesn’t read like a woman who is desperately hoping for a global pandemic to get her out of a jam, then maybe I need a new prescription for my glasses.