SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell has written to every club in the Championship asking them if they want the season to continue, or be suspended as Covid-19 continues to affect football.

BBC Sport reports that clubs have been given to Monday to respond to the letter. Interestingly, the report discloses that Maxwell reveals in the letter that one club has called for a suspension of football.

League could be suspended

The report goes to reveal that the club is ‘understood’ to be Inverness. Should the clubs decide to stop playing, then the Championship will join League One and League Two in being suspended.

Ian Maxwell is unveiled as the new Scottish FA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Already one of this weekend’s games is off due to Covid-19. Raith Rovers had an outbreak, and their game with Inverness is postponed.

You have to imagine that financially teams would want to keep playing. The clubs will surely be keen to avoid a repeat of last season. Hearts will no doubt want the league to go on. After all, they were relegated last year with two months of football not played.

 

Clubs will want to avoid repeat of last season

However, if teams are still concerned about Covid then they might decide to vote for a temporary suspension. Only time will tell if that then has a knock-on effect when it comes to the Premiership.

Dundee v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Championship

Championship sides Hearts and Dundee in action (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Still, as it stands games will be played in the Championship this weekend. We shall find out by Monday if it is the last round of games for a while.

It will be interesting to see if clubs respond to the statement over the next 24 hours. You have to imagine that some will have plenty to say on the subject.

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