Tuesday afternoon, Edouard Philippe made the cut by officially whistling the end of the 2019-2020 Ligue 1 season.
A choice as strong as unexpected on the part of the Prime Minister of France, for whom the risks of spreading the coronavirus are too great in maintaining collective sports such as football or rugby. However, its decision is not unanimous, particularly because of the disastrous economic consequences it will have on the world of football. The choice of the French government has reacted far beyond France since the president of the Spanish Liga Javier Tebas spoke on this subject in the columns of Marca.
“I don’t understand why it would be more dangerous to play football behind closed doors, with all the precautions, than to work on an assembly line or on a fishing boat. In my opinion, the French decision is hasty. If there are important economic sectors that cannot restart, they could end up disappearing. It could happen in professional football ” said the La Liga boss, who has been pushing for the fastest possible resumption of football since the first hour, even behind closed doors. Despite a health situation similar to that of France, Spain has officially authorized, through its Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, professional football clubs to resume training individually as of May 4. In a second step, Real Madrid, Barcelona and others could be allowed to train in small groups from May 11, like what has been done for two weeks in Germany.