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SPFL Season Officially Suspended Due to COVID-19

SPFL Season Officially Suspended Due to COVID-19

The SPFL season has officially been suspended due to COVID-19.

As the world battles the coronavirus outbreak, there had been calls for a halt to the football season.

Serie A, La Liga and MLS are among the leagues to have been suspended earlier this week.

And now the SPFL will shut down for the next month following talks between them and the SFA.

The SPFL announced it via a joint statement this morning, per spfl.co.uk: “The joint response group can confirm the decision of the Scottish FA board to suspend all domestic professional and grassroots football under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA until further notice.

“As a result, the SPFL has announced the postponement of this weekend’s and following midweek’s fixtures, starting with tonight’s Premiership match between Motherwell and Aberdeen and the Championship match between Queen of the South and Ayr United.

“The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments and UEFA in relation to domestic, European and International fixtures in the coming days and more information will be communicated at the appropriate time.

“The Scottish FA Board made its decision in the interests of the health and safety of players, match officials, staff, supporters and the general public.”

This suspension only applies to this weekend’s games and then next midweek’s fixtures before the joint response group then looks at the situation again.

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