‘Suspending football is pointless,’ ‘Correct decision’ – These fans debate the latest EFL statement

The EFL has joined the Premier League and suspended all professional football in England until at least the 3rd April due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus.

After the government announced yesterday, it had no plans to cancel mass gatherings it appeared the weekend’s fixtures would go ahead. However, following news that the Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had contracted the virus along with concerns over several players self-isolating at other Premier League club’s, the sports governing bodies showed a united front in postponing all football for three weeks.

The situation is undoubtedly unprecedented, and the decisive action taken by the authorities split fan opinion when they took to social media to react. Many felt it was the correct decision and that health came before football while others questioned why football was going against government advice and cancelling games.

Others were concerned over the financial implications for lower league clubs and wondered how the decision affects issues such as players contracts and potential season ticket refunds.

As the following selection of responses to the EFL statement on Twitter demonstrates, It is a hugely emotive issue with many differing opinions.

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