Boris is OK for return of Premier League behind closed doors!
THE GOVERNMENT has given the Premier League a green light.
Sporting and cultural events will be allowed to take place without fans to avoid the risk of infection. Premier League chiefs are meeting today and will discuss how to proceed, however the decision on whether to resume the campaign on 12th of June won´t be subject to a formal voting.
Clubs remain split over the decision of 'Project Restart' and despite the increased likelihood of televised football, match-going fans could wait for more than a year before going back to stadiums.
Boris Johnson and Government believe it is necessary and safe to stage events with crowds until vaccine is found and hey will not even consider it until September at the earliest.
This will be cruel news for football clubs who will have to play half of next season behind closed doors. This will mean certain closure for some teams who will be unable to continue.
On the other hand the return of football to our TV screens will provide a huge financial boost to Premier League. Cash-strapped firms including Sky and BT alarmed the next TV deal will suffer as a result of coronavirus and Prem club chiefs are now facing a crippling loss of up to £1.5BILLION.