Liverpool legend ridicules Karren Brady’s ‘void the season’ suggestion

Date published: Sunday 15th March 2020 8:17 - Robert McCarthy

Jamie Carragher has ridiculed talk from Karren Brady that the Premier League season should be ‘voided’ due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All elite football has been suspended until the beginning of April in England, with La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A all postponing games amid the health crisis.

Premier League chiefs have no guidelines in place about what to do if the season has to be cut short or suspended and there are numerous ideas that are being banded around.

Brady, the vice-chairman of relegation strugglers West Ham, suggested the season had to be called off completely.

“As games in both the Premier League and in the EFL are affected, the only fair and reasonable thing to do is declare the whole season null and void,” Brady said.

“Who knows who would have gone down or come up if the games have not actually been played in full?

“A huge blow to Liverpool who might be robbed of their first title in 30 years.

“This will be discussed between the Premier League and the clubs next week at an emergency meeting.”

Liverpool currently enjoy a huge 25-point lead at the top of the table and fans were left baffled by Brady’s comments.

Top-flight clubs have reportedly decided the Reds should be given the title whatever happens, with Jurgen Klopp’s men within just two wins of clinching the trophy.

Broadcaster and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan also backed Brady’s idea, saying: “Why is Karren Brady getting slaughtered for saying this?

 

 

“There’s no chance of this season being completed so the ONLY fair thing to do under such completely unprecedented circumstances is to cancel it & start again in August.”

Anfield legend Carragher was quick to hit back at Brady and Morgan, however, insisting there was no need to cancel the season altogether.

Have a look at Klopp’s comments compared to Karren Brady’s,” he said.

“What’s fair is to finish the season for teams in every league when the football is allowed to start again.

“The football authorities found a way to put a World Cup in the middle of a season so I’m sure they can sort next season out.”

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