Stan Collymore launches scathing attack on Premier League in support of Aston Villa and Leeds United


Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore says the Premier League should be cut, ordering the chiefs to “swallow the losses.”

The pandit insists that the series cannot continue since 1,612 deaths from Covid were reported in the UK in May alone.

In Germany, the Bundesliga will resume next weekend with matches played behind closed doors.

And Collymore said, “I would trust the doctors, physiotherapists, clubs and Bundesliga supporters to sit down and say,” Can we put this show on the road and have players safe? Can we protect them with the best measures? “.

“The answers to all of these questions will be yes. But I don’t think the same can be said here, because we just seem to keep spitting ideas and floating test balls that, frankly, make me think that Ronald McDonald has to run the show.

Stan Collymore

“I mean, the idea that players will be asked not to celebrate the goals, but two minutes later they will be allowed to stand in a wall with the same three or four players with whom they were not allowed to come together at the other end seems to be the kind of idiocy we are dealing with here. ”

Collymore therefore believes that the Premier League should quickly abandon its return to action plan.

“That’s why, if I were in charge of the Premier League, I would issue a press release tomorrow,” he said.

“It would read:” After looking at all the potential consequences, after looking at this particular country and where we are on the curve, we decided to swallow the losses and end the 2019-20 season.

“‘ We’re going to sit down every week now to figure out how to mitigate the losses we’ll take and put our houses in order.

“” We will hopefully be back in August or September with the 2020-21 season – but only if that’s for sure. ”

“Because, of course, we can wait two months if that means reducing the risk of the virus spreading. “

Collymore would also like to see Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion promoted to form a 22-team Premier League next season.

“We could promote Leeds and West Brom from the championship and say there is no relegation from the Premier League,” he said.

“That way we will have more games for broadcasters and more revenue for clubs next season to get things started again.

“What will be really interesting is the quality displayed in the Bundesliga this week.

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“We have to make sure that, if we resume on June 12, we will not be looking at primed players who are as fit as you want and that the game will be the game we know and love – because it won’t win don’t be.

“Players will not know whether to stand next to each other or not and will be visibly reluctant to take on challenges.

“We are not going to see the spontaneity, the beauty that makes us look in the first place. It will be awkward, awkward and the shadow of a sport. So we have to be careful what we want.

“I hope we can wait, but I suspect that the health of the players, the club staff and their families will be at the bottom of the priority list at tomorrow’s meeting. “


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