Sporting integrity must be protected by completing the league season says the Dundee United managing director.
The SPFL put an indefinite suspension tag across Scottish football last week. It’s left many wondering what the future holds for the 2019/20 season as uncertainty clouds our game.
Dundee United looked set for a return to Premiership football after a stellar campaign in the Championship. They currently sit 14 points clear with eight games to play.
When those games will get completed is anyone’s guess. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the cause for the SPFL’s suspension, rapidly developing, it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint a date of return.
Whatever the case, the 2019/20 season has to be finished according to Dundee United managing director Mal Brannigan.
In a club statement, it’s stated that health must be the crucial factor considered. Brannigan goes further though, saying that sporting integrity can be kept by fulfilling remaining games.
“While everyone connected with the Club wants to see the current league programme completed in its entirety so that the sporting integrity of the competition is maintained, public health has to take precedence without question,” Brannigan said.
“There are many groups who fall within the vulnerable category in connection with the Coronavirus.
“I am sure that the Scottish FA and SPFL have taken the government’s guidance strongly into consideration when reaching their current decision.”