Gary Neville has hit out at the possible plan to play games behind closed doors due to fears of coronavirus.
The Serie A season has now been suspended due to the spread of coronavirus in Italy, as per Bleacher Report, after some games were recently played in empty football stadiums.
A number of Champions League fixtures now look set to take place behind closed doors, but Manchester United legend Neville is against the idea, as he wants to see clubs who depend on the income from tickets to be protected — which you ought to admire, really.
Of course, as someone involved in running a football club (Salford City), Neville is always going to have this perspective but it would be selfish to disagree.
Taking to his Twitter account this morning, Neville suggested the season should be suspended instead, with games rescheduled for when it’s safe to play again…
I do NOT support matches played behind closed doors. If it’s necessary to shut down stadiums the associations must find a way of delaying the season and playing the games when it is safe to do so to protect the revenues for clubs that require this income to survive.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 10, 2020
It does seem ill-advised to have these mega mass gatherings at this time — so why wait?
Another interesting prospect to think about is Liverpool winning the league in front of no fans. Or will they get to play those games needed to win the league?