English top-flight football could make a welcomed return to our television screens before the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, says Southampton chief executive, Martin Semmens.
He claims that the return of the Premier League – currently suspended until at least 30th of April – would be an indication “that the country is coming back to normal”, but not before it’s safe.
“When everybody is safe and we’re not using up NHS and police resources, the government would like us to get back to playing because we are entertainment and a sign that the country is coming back to normal.
“if people are home for another month and Premier League football is on the TV every day that can only be a good thing. Not because we are more essential than the NHS but because we can give people entertainment and show that we’re fighting back”.
Semmens stated that teams are hopeful of completing this seasons campaign by the end of June but could not confirm when play would actually resume.