Report: Not one association raised prospect of cancelling the season with UEFA today

By John McGinley

April 1, 2020

Not a single association out of the 55 involved in today’s UEFA video conference, including the Scottish FA, raised the prospect of cancelling the season, Sky Sports report.

The broadcaster believes today’s meeting lasted two-and-a-half-hours and that the concept of declaring the season over was not discussed at all, with an apparent unity on display across the continent.

“It is remarkable how together the football community is at the moment,” an official on the call is quoted as saying by the outlet.

Clearly, this is a good thing from Celtic’s perspective, with the concept of the season being declared ‘null and void’ looking increasingly unlikely.

Neil Lennon’s Bhoys currently sit 13 points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership and having the opportunity to complete the season and confirm a nine-in-a-row triumph should be welcomed.

Obviously public health will come first, as will the advice from the government and affiliated experts.

However, if there can somehow be a summer schedule of matches even behind closed doors, it’d be a blockbuster event for clubs and supporters.

Everyone wants to see Neil Lennon’s Celtic team return soon / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It would also be a morale-boosting time for the general public, with a sense of normality potentially returning.

There appears to be a long way to go before all this plays out but with more decisions taken today, a relaxing of the June-end schedule and another UEFA meeting later this month (Sky Sports), football is moving towards solutions that will hopefully suit the majority.