Italian Football Federation announced Sunday that the Serie A season could extend to September or October, warning of a huge litigation wave, “if the competition is not decided on the field.”
And stopped the Serie A since the ninth of March because of the pandemic coronavirus, which killed over 15 thousand people in Italy, which is equivalent to almost a quarter of the global death toll. Some club heads suggested that the season be canceled altogether.
“The only way to deal with an emergency is to complete the competitions of the 2019-2020 season this year,” Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Federation, told the Dominica Sportiva program on state television.
Gravina said that on May 17 it is being studied as a date to resume the competition, but stressed that this was “just an assumption.”
“We are studying a wide range of solutions to deal with the situation in the best way,” he added.
“Can the season end in September or October? This is one assumption? It is a way to avoid spoiling not only the 2019-2020 season but also the 2020-2021 season.”
If they cancel the current season, Gravina said, the Italian federation may suffer from “a litigation wave from everyone who is deemed to have been harmed”.
This could include relegation clubs and teams losing their chance to play in Europe next season.
“We will really risk that the championship competitions move to courtrooms,” according to Reuters.
And last Thursday, the European Football Association (UEFA) invited the leagues across the continent to complete its seasons, as soon as conditions became conducive to playing football.
UEFA added that if they cancel any league competition, we may deny its clubs participation in the Champions League and European League (Europa League), next season.