60 English teams “rebelled” because of the shocking decision of the Football Association of this country, even the Premier League – the top league of England was pulled into the game.
A source from The Mirror said 60 amateur clubs in the UK have written to the Football Association (FA) to protest the decision to cancel the 2019/20 season results with the tournament.
Earlier, the FA announced that amateur tournaments must be stopped without compensatory games due to the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic. 2019/20 season results are calculated based on current rankings and there are no promotion or relegation teams. According to the owners of many clubs – including some good teams and full of chances to move up to the next division, this decision is “too hasty, not based on any basis”.
Even amateur clubs have spoken out for rights like the Premier League. In a recent meeting, the FA and the leading tournament organizer in England agreed to postpone the season until April 30 rather than cancel the result.
On March 28, media reported that many Premier League clubs also wanted to cancel the results of the 2019/20 season to avoid affecting the preparation process for the following season. However, this option was rejected by both the tournament organizers and the FA due to heavy economic losses, mainly from television royalties.
According to the Daily Mail, in the contract worth 3 billion per year between the Premier League with many television units such as Sky Sport or BT Sport (expires on 31/7), the season must end before July 16. If not, the broadcaster will cut up to 762 million royalties in the new contract.
Under heavy pressure, the Premier League organizers even set a new plan of “reopening” in May, the matches will take place on the pitch without the audience.