It all started when German football authorities said that they are set to announce plans for Bundesliga matches to restart on 9 May in empty stadiums.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is slowly easing nationwide restrictions and the resumption of the Bundesliga, which was halted on 13 March. It would also make the Bundesliga the first top-flight European league to begin playing again.
Then, English Premier League Managers throughout the country have been in touch with their players to tell them of the new plans – that is to return to training on 9 May.
So far the only teams that have reportedly responded to calls to return to work on that special day are Bournemouth, Sheffield United, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Other big names have kept their plans under wraps, but another piece of big news have football fans celebrating too. The Premier League is considering making some behind-closed-doors fixtures available free-to-air when the season restarts.
The decision is up for discussion simply because the Premier League it wouldn’t send the best signal if they were one of the first major sports to resume behind closed doors and the public at large couldn’t have access to it.
Let’s hope for the best!