Mayor of London opposes the resumption of the English Premier League


Source: London – DBA

The mayor of the British capital, London-based Sadiq Khan, has opposed plans to return the English Premier League competitions to his city.

With the government relaxing the restrictions on public closures and saying on Monday that elite sport could resume on June 1, Khan believes it is too early to talk about the capital’s clubs, such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, playing in London.

According to the newspaper “Standard Evening” British, that Khan opposes any plan to resume sport again, in one of the cities most affected by the emerging corona virus, despite the noticeable decline in the numbers in recent weeks.

A spokesperson for the mayor’s office told the same newspaper: The mayor is very keen to resume the Premier League and sports in general, however, with the country remaining in the grip of this crisis, and the deaths of hundreds of people every day, it is considered too early to discuss the resumption of the Premier League and first-class sport in Capital.

He added: As a Liverpool fan, Sadiq definitely wants the English Premier League back, but that will only happen when things are safe, and that no more burdens can be added to the health and emergency services.

He continued: Sadiq has concerns about the safety of competing players in all sports, not just football. There are questions that can be asked about how players can safely train, how they travel and how they can play competitive games without the risk of infection spreading.

The English Premier League has been stalled since early March due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.


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