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Scottish football season suspension extended to June 10

Scottish football season suspension extended to June 10

Scottish football's return date has been pushed back to June 10th as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The league, just like many others across the globe, was suspended on March 13 and was to resume on 30th April. 

But with the pandemic yet to be contained, the SPL have resolved to once again postpone the date, as the world battles the killer virus that has claimed the lives of more than 90,000 people globally. 

"The message is very clear," said Scottish FA president Rod Petrie on Thursday.

"The government restrictions introduced to save lives must be adhered to and there is no prospect of an early resumption of training, let alone organized football in Scotland for several weeks.

"The decision to suspend all football until at least 10 June is to help clubs ensure the safety and wellbeing of players, staff, and supporters as well as take steps to mitigate their costs.

"Scottish football applauds everyone working within NHS Scotland and the care sector and should place no additional burden at a time when their resources are being tested to the limit because of COVID-19."

There is also ongoing conversation on whether or not to end void the lower leagues, with clubs set to vote this week. 

The SPL joins other European leagues in pushing back the return date, with the English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga and Italian Serie A all suspended indefinitely.