The Premier League has taken the decision to suspend the season due to the coronavirus outbreak.
An emergency meeting was called between the clubs and the Premier League on Friday morning before a statement was released.
It read: “Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time.
“Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: ‘Above all, we wish Mikel Arteta and Callum Hudson-Odoi speedy recoveries, and everyone else affected by COVID-19.’
“In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.
“Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League’s aim is to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.”
However, not all clubs agreed that the Premier League should be postponed.
Two clubs wanted the entire campaign to be annulled altogether.
This morning, journalist Martin Lipton revealed that “two clubs have asked for cancellation” of the season.
And now, those two clubs have been named as West Ham and Tottenham.
Journalist Ewan MacKenna revealed: “West Ham and Tottenham want the Premier League season completely cancelled and rendered null and void. Is the right thing for the wrong reason still the right thing? #Covid19.”
Spurs are currently eighth, seven points off the top-four and out of all three competitions.
Meanwhile, West Ham are embroiled in a relegation battle sitting 16th and out of the drop-zone on goal difference.
While they didn’t get their wish on Friday, if the coronavirus pandemic worsens, they could get what they wanted eventually.
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