Hearts skipper Steven Naismith says he fully supports the SPFL’s decision to suspend league football.

Everything from professional Premiership football to youth level has been called off for an indefinite period as the country is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic.

No football in Gorgie for the foreseeable. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It has caused great uncertainty within our game. There are so many things to discuss and outcomes to consider, many of which would affect Hearts due to their standing at the bottom of the Premiership.

They could be spared the consequence of relegation if the powers that be call the league null and void. Similarly, they could go down should they decide to finish the league as it stands.

The pandemic is sweeping through the nation and mass gatherings outside of over 500 and inside with more than 100 people will come into place on March 16.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has brought in these measures (Photo by JEFF J MITCHELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Scottish football authorities jumped in before that came into play. Hearts were due to play Livingston this weekend but who knows when that’ll be played. Naismith reckons it was the right decision to postpone things in any case.

“I think it’s definitely the right move,” Naismith told Hearts TV. “I think Britain in general were the last ones to make that call but the biggest thing here is health and safety. Football is about the fans.

“To compromise on any health issue or closed doors just goes against what we all do and love this game for. It now gives everyone a situation to look at what the best way forward is.

Correct call. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The main thing here is that we as a country can get over this virus. When it’s on your doorstep and when this virus is that deadly, it puts things into a clearer perspective.

“We can play football when everybody has moved beyond this. At the moment everyone’s personal agendas have to be put aside for what’s best for the whole country and the world.”

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