Coronavirus Suspension: What happened when last time league season got cancelled, as major European leagues face the threat of cancellation.
All the prominent leagues in the world are facing the threat of total cancellation amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus, with Europe now being the epicentre of the pandemic.
As of now, all footballing action has been postponed till the 3rd April, but the current suspension might extend or probably the season might be called off from here.
To land on any decision is really difficult as all the options available have their own demerits, one of the options which are being widely talked is the cancellation of the season.
This will be for the first time since 70-80 when a league would be suspended in Europe, but the threat to public safety is so much that an action has to finalized soon.
It might be for the first time in Europe that a league would be suspended in recent years, but in recent past, it happened in South America. The Chilean Primera Division was cancelled as early as last season.
With six games remaining due to social unrest and violent protests towards the Chilean Government. Of the 30 rounds of fixtures, 24 had been played when the league was paused for five weeks.
But when the efforts were made to restart the league, intense protests around it, leading to the cancellation of the league. Obviously, even the Primera Division had the tricky situation of sorting out the Title winners and relegation.
The Chilean League, however, didn’t bother with Relegation and instead had two teams promoted from their Division 2. But they also gave the League Title to Universidad Catolica, who were top of the table, 13 points clear.
Six matches left of the 2019 Chilean Primera División and the league was suspended with Universidad Católica thirteen points clear. The clubs voted to award them the title and have no relegations. Surely Colo Colo still had a chance or are they just more pragmatic in Chile? pic.twitter.com/FDUazyk3Ev
— Aidan (@AMc88_) March 14, 2020
The similar action plan is also being discussed in England, and there have been talks of giving Liverpool the title as they just need 6 points in the remaining 9 games, while direct promotion to Leeds and West Brom and no relegation.