Football globally has been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hundreds of thousands, potentially more, case globally. It has led to widespread cancelation of most sporting events and the SPFL has now been suspended until further notice.
Whilst Scottish football has an indefinite tag, other leagues like the English Premier League have a return date billed for April 3. With the disease yet to peak in the UK though, it could be much longer than that.
The report claims that a doomsday-like scenario in football could play out, with a potential return date of September across Europe. It could be enough to send some clubs out of business.
UEFA are due to meet with the 55 member associations on Tuesday in order to work out how’s best to move forward. With how rapidly and seriously the pandemic has moved though, a quick fix is borderline impossible.
It could spell grave danger for some of the SPFL’s smaller clubs, with a recent study showing 43% of clubs rely on gate money from paying fans each week.
A shutdown until September would bear unthinkable consequences and perhaps change the state of play in Scottish football.