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Everton legend calls for the Premier League to be declared null and void

One Everton legend calls for Premier League to be declared null and void in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic despite plans to see it played out.

Toffees’ ambassador Graeme Sharp believes, while it would be a shame for some sides in particular, the right decision would be to cancel the current campaign.

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The former footballer and manager told the Irish Independent: “I would gladly just shut down the league, declare it null and void and we start back when we can.

“It’s a shame for Liverpool as they won’t win the Premier League title and for Leeds and West Brom in the Championship as they were hoping to get promotion, but this is an act of God and I can’t see football coming back for a long, long time.

“You can’t restart the season again in the winter, that would be strange, so I think cancelling it has to be the option.

“Start next season in August or September and this is the way it’s got to go. There are too many permutations in terms of giving the league to Liverpool and saying Celtic are champions in Scotland, with Hearts getting relegated. You can’t do that.

“Teams might go on a run and get out of relegation, so I just think you have to call a halt to it, declare it null and void and make that decision soon.

“We all want to see football again, but the most important things in people’s lives and getting that right. Rushing people back just for the sake of fulfilling fixtures is not right and the idea of playing behind closed doors? I’m not so sure about that.

“I listen to the news every day looking for a little bit of hope and I’m not getting any at the moment. You see so many stories about football teams and players getting battered for the donations they should be making and what they should and shouldn’t be doing. Everything seems to evolve around football at the moment, but there are much more important things to worry about.

“How do you put a date on the games starting again? I just don’t see how they can get around this and get games on any time soon. At this moment in time, let the powers that be concentrate on getting rid of this coronavirus.”

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