A number of Liverpool fans have hit out at Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after he called for the current Premier League season to be scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic if it would affect the timing of the next campaign.
The Belgium international, whose wife and two children fell ill recently and are self-isolating at home, told the Liverpool Echo: “I would be sorry to stop early after such a good season, but if it avoids problems towards next year, it must be done.” His comments were later shared on Twitter via @AnfieldWatch.
Kevin De Bruyne has called for the Premier League season to be cancelled.
“I would be sorry to stop early after such a good season, but if it avoids problems towards next year, it must be done."https://t.co/phuK79iMB8
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) April 2, 2020
De Bruyne’s club have won the last two Premier League titles but, as things stand, they look set to be supplanted by the Reds, who lead Manchester City by 25 points at the top of the table. However, if the season is abandoned and subsequently voided, Liverpool could be deprived of what had seemed a near-certain first league title since 1990.
The authorities on De Bruyne’s native Belgium yesterday proposed to end their top division as it stands and declare runaway leaders Club Brugge as champions (as per HLN), although UEFA have written to top-flight leagues in Europe asking them not to abandon their competitions. Premier League clubs will meet today to discuss a possible return date for the 2019/20 season.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter expressed their dissatisfaction with the 28-year-old’s comments:
Copy Belgium then ????
— gaz downey (@downeyg12) April 2, 2020
Never liked this lad.
— ?Joey the red ? (@joeytheredLFC) April 2, 2020
Forget about the one that’s 76% complete. We need to start a brand new one.. ?
— Andy Tanner (@_tanner17) April 2, 2020
If players come out and say the season must be voided they should face a football ban. They are footballers they should all want to finish the season as pros of the game and the same should apply to teams ban them or demote them 2 leagues lower. @HKane @DeBruyneKev #idiots
— anfield memorobilia ?#NHS?? (@kopmemorabilia) April 2, 2020
Had massive respect and rated him so much even as an lfc fan! But he’s just gone down in my book . This season is surely priority as it’s 75% done .. next season can be fairly altered to appease everybody
— Jesse Brookes (@jbrookesbrum) April 2, 2020
Bet he wouldn’t be saying that if his team was top
— Stacey Peaks LFC (@PeaksLfc) April 2, 2020
Take their league cup away from them then if none of the games meant anything.
— Jackie Wooding (@jackiewooding) April 2, 2020
So no League Cup for Cheat City.
— Colin Heyes (@thek0p) April 2, 2020
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