Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero wants the 2019/20 Serie A "ended" saying it's pointless restarting the league behind closed doors amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Football and other sporting activities in Italy were halted indefinitely following the Covid-19 outbreak that has infected at least 139,000 and killed 17,000 people in the country. The authorities have insisted that they would not allow the leagues to resume unless it is safe to do so.
"Let's organise ourselves to say that this championship must end here and now. "I say it with a heavy heart because I do want to resume, but only when I can see our beautiful stadium with fans beating their drums," Ferrero told Telenord.
"I saw Sampdoria-Verona behind closed doors and it hurt my soul to see it played in silence. How can you celebrate a result in that desolate landscape?"
"Why bother playing a game without fans, the colours all around, the noise and cheering, this is football, this is entertainment and 90 minutes of pure adrenaline. A game without fans, what even is it?"
Sampdoria were 16th and only a point above the relegation zone after 25 games when Serie A came to a halt last month. Juventus were leading the log with 62 points followed by Lazio and Inter Milan.