Rio Ferdinand adamant Premier League season should be ‘voided’ to leave Liverpool missing out on title
Rio Ferdinand insists the Premier Leagued season should be “voided” with Liverpool missing out on the title.
The Premier League has been suspended until the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And the former Manchester United centre-back insists the campaign should be scrapped with his reservations that the players’ health will be compromised.
“I just think the Premier League should just be voided,” Ferdinand said on his Instagram page. “Just void it.
“I know there are going to be a lot of Liverpool fans going ‘Oh Rio, it’s just because you support Manchester United and it’s Liverpool’.
“It’s not that, it’s just that I don’t see a way that it can be done, where health isn’t compromised. Simple as that.”
Ferdinand also dismissed suggestions the season could be played out behind closed doors.
He added: “All this behind closed doors business, you’re still going to have the players there. What, are the players not classed as part of society?
“There are players who are going to go down lame from the illness, who might not have recovered or who will catch it from someone.
“Then it spreads to other players, so it won’t be fair, it’s not a level playing field, I just don’t feel it’s right.
“And there’s going to have to be people in that stadium to man the stadium – security, etcetera, as well in there, which puts everyone at risk.”