Ian McCall has urged fans to stay safe as the Partick Thistle boss reacted to the SPFL’s suspension.
All of Scottish football has been left reeling with news the league is on hold for an indefinite period. The world is currently battling with a Covid-19 outbreak that has been declared a pandemic.
Anywhere between 5,000- 10,000, potentially more, are said to be infected in the UK although only 1,140 cases have been confirmed.
It’s left the likes of Partick Thistle up in the air as to what the future holds. Nobody knows yet whether football will continue this season or whether it will be declared null and void.
The Jags currently sit bottom of the Championship with nine games to go as they look to avoid League One football. Whether they get to play those games anytime soon is questionable.
McCall has sent a message to Firhill supporters in the wake of all this. In a heartfelt update, he is asking all Thistle fans to take good care of themselves in these testing times.
“The most important thing to say at this moment is that the health and wellbeing of everyone is far, far more important than football, or any sport,” McCall said. “The club, including myself, absolutely support the measures that have been put in place to safeguard people as much as possible.
“It is an unprecedented situation and one with which it is impossible to predict what happens next. All we can do is continue to follow the advice that is been given by experts and look after each other as much as possible.
“The Thistle support has been unbelievable in its backing for me, my staff and the team since I returned to Firhill. We know this year – and recent years – have been far from easy and we know that where we are right now isn’t where any of us want the club to be.
“Your backing this month has been outstanding – in particular the support we enjoyed at Tannadice was unbelievable – so I want to personally thank each and every supporter at these games for really getting behind the boys, and to all fans for their support throughout the season.
“We hope to be back playing football in front of you very soon. However, for now, the most important thing is your wellbeing so please look after yourselves and each other in the weeks ahead.
“Partick Thistle Football Club is a family and we are all part of that. It is a privilege to be manager of this club and we hope to be back doing what we all love very soon.
Until then, stay safe and take very good care of you and yours.”