Chris Sutton and co. react to the suspension of Scottish football
Scottish football has been suspended “until further notice” due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Joint Response Group, set up following the spread of the virus, came to the decision on Friday morning that all levels of football in this country would be postponed for the foreseeable future.
The news was released on many platforms, including the SPFL website.
The statement read: “The SPFL has announced the postponement of this weekend’s and following midweek’s fixtures, starting with tonight’s Premiership match between Motherwell and Aberdeen and the Championship match between Queen of the South and Ayr United.
“The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments and UEFA in relation to domestic, European and international fixtures in the coming days and more information will be communicated at the appropriate time.”
The early reaction
Given the unprecedented nature of the story, and the decision of our governing bodies to suspend football at all levels, it is no surprise that many journalists and Scottish football figures have been giving their views.
Across the board, the consensus seems to be that common sense has prevailed in this country, at long last.
Scottish football update.https://t.co/r2MfE7DWFH
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 13, 2020
Hearing all Scottish games cancelled…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) March 13, 2020
Health is wealth https://t.co/FIJRUunnz5
— Raman Bhardwaj (@ramanbhardwajTV) March 13, 2020
Correct decision. Public health number one priority
— Rory Hamilton (@HamiltonRory) March 13, 2020
Games aff carry oot and a carry on it is
— Si Ferry (@siferry8) March 13, 2020
And here you go… UPDATE: The SFA have suspended all games until further notice.
I hate to see games called off but this is the only option given everything else going on around us. #spfl https://t.co/CHUy7SCW9S
— Emma Dodds (@Sports_EmmaD) March 13, 2020
Common sense prevails…
— Darrell Currie (@darrellcurrietv) March 13, 2020
Nobody knows how this will play out
These are crazy times that we’re living in.
We will have no sport to entertain us for the next while at least, with further government measures likely to come into place in the coming weeks.
Speculation will be rife about what will happen to the Premiership season, and the Scottish Cup.
Right now we can speculate too, but the truth is that nobody has a clue how things are going to play out.
But there’s far more important things at stake. Football is just a form of entertainment at the end of the day.