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FA Chairman's warning to football world over looming 'dark days'
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FA Chairman's warning to football world over looming 'dark days'

Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has warned football stakeholders that they should brace themselves for tough times ahead as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The virus has sent the world to a grinding halt, with football equally hit as clubs struggle with financial issues. 

Clarke has urged the stakeholders to find a solution together and stop pointing fingers. 

“Many communities could lose the clubs at their heart with little chance of resurrection. In the face of this unprecedented adversity, players, fans, clubs, owners, and administrators need to step up and share the pain to keep the game alive," he said in an interview on Tuesday.

“The pandemic will be followed by its economic consequences and all business sectors will suffer. We face the danger of losing clubs and leagues as finances collapse.

“Pointing fingers serves no purpose. We must have a plan to ensure English football is not decimated. It is time for the stakeholders to agree on a common cause to save our game.”

Clubs have already been forced to readjust their financials, with Premier League teams applying a 30% wage cut on all clubs. 

The league was recently postponed indefinitely, as cases of the virus continue to rise in Britain.