Celtic legend Chris Sutton wasn’t impressed with UEFA’s reaction to the current crisis facing football, the Daily Record reports.

The chiefs of European football released a resolution this week which included a commitment to have European leagues and domestic cup competitions completed by June 30th, should the current crisis situation improve in the coming weeks.

Sutton feels that aim is unrealistic

However, Sutton feels this aim is unrealistic.


Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“UEFA did not help matters this week one jot. For the reasons I have just outlined, I’m not going to pan them because it can’t have been easy” he began, writing in his Daily Record column.

“Yet coming out and saying the idea was to have the season finished by June 30 can’t have come through informed judgment” Sutton concluded.

Hoops legend has a point

It is fair to say that Sutton has a point. The chances of the Scottish league and cup competitions, or indeed any other league and cup competitions in Europe being completed by the 30th of June does seem a tad on the optimistic side.

Chris Sutton chats to Neil Lennon

Chris Sutton chats to Neil Lennon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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For a start, there isn’t going to be any football in Scotland until at least April the 30th. The chances of cramming a few weeks for the players to get fit, the end of the league and the Scottish Cup into eight weeks seems unrealistic.

Still, perhaps things will become clearer in a few weeks time, the tide will have turned in the battle against the global pandemic, and the great day will come, when it is announced that football can be played on Scottish pitches once more.

For the moment though, that days seems to be a long way away.

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