UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has rubbished suggestions Europe’s major leagues could be finalised as they currently stand, labelling the reports as ‘fake news’.
Football authorities are currently deliberating possibilities to finish the season amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus, with continental competitions paused at present in a bid to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
Several scenarios have already been suggested, including the possibility of finishing the season with the current standings as final – a decision which would see Liverpool crowned as winners of the Premier League, while Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich would be relegated without a ball being kicked despite 27 points still being available to play for.
Ceferin has dismissed such an idea, however, labelling the suggestion as ‘fake news’ with the postponement of this summer’s European Championships – which have now been moved to 2021 – based on a desire to play out the remainder of domestic leagues once the threat of Coronavirus has abated.
“I’ve saw and heard some again fake news that Uefa will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now,” Ceferin said, as per the Mirror.
“I can say that it’s not true. Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or any league.”