Former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Jamie O'Hara insists that West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United should be promoted and that no Premier League clubs should suffer relegation, Birmingham Live reported.
O'Hara who also experienced relegations with Wolves thinks clubs should not suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic and feels like the respective leagues should be fair.
“Points-per-game doesn’t work for me because football is so unpredictable and so many teams can win games, you think they wouldn’t have won. It just doesn’t work and for me," he said in an interview with talkSPORT.
“I said this at the start when they were talking about ‘null and void the season’, and I said: ‘the best-case scenario is we find a vaccine and we come out of this and we can get back’.
“It isn’t getting to that point where we can’t come back and is it the safe thing to do?
“Footballers are not guinea pigs, you can’t expect footballers to come back and make everyone feel better, lift morale and all the bigwigs get all the money, because there’s so much football and financial implications around the Premier League, it’s like ‘oh we’ve got to get football back’, that's not fair."
He added: “The health and safety of the players and everyone involved with the teams are paramount. So, for me, I don’t think you can punish people, you can’t relegate people. I think you make Liverpool champions, no relegation, Leeds and West Brom come up and five go down the next season.
“Imagine the next season, you’ve got Leeds and West Brom in it and all the teams fighting again, it will be brilliant. It’s hard luck on teams like Fulham and Nottingham Forest who are in the play-offs, but you weren’t there [top two] after 75% of the season.”