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The resumption of many sports league’s seasons around the world has been a hot button topic among fans and organizers, lately. In this article, I will provide reasons for and against Serie A resuming its current season.
Reason #1 Against Resuming the Current Season: The Health and Safety of Players and Staff May Be in Danger
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Earlier this week, Italian Minister of Sport, Vincenzo Spadafora warned that the current Serie A season could be discontinued if they don’t change proposed health and safety protocols. If they are to resume the season, of course, health and safety will have to come first before anything else. If the Italian government feels that their proposed health and safety protocols aren’t good enough, then there’s no better reason why Serie A should resume this season.
Reason #2 Against Resuming the Current Season: The Optics May Not Look Good
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Even if this season resumes, I think it’s obvious that there won’t be fans at stadiums for a while. Now, to be fair, we don’t know how long a while is. However, many fans will not like the decision to resume because they may think that all the club executives care about is making a profit. Also, with all that the world has gone through with this crisis and especially in Italy fans may see it as insensitive to resume the season.
Reason #1 For Resuming the Serie A Season: It May Bring Happiness To People During These Uncertain Times
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The power of the beautiful game has been demonstrated in so many ways. I’m not saying resuming the season would fix all the bad things that Covid-19 has done. However, resuming the current season may give those who are feeling anxious or sad some happiness. It could even give people hope that we’ll get out of this and there’s a rainbow at the end of the tunnel. You never know if it could have this type of effect on people. But, there’s certainly a good possibility of that.
Reason #2 For Resuming the Serie A Season: Clubs Are Losing Money and It May Effect Them For Seasons to Come
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This may not be worrisome at all for fans of the league. However, for club executives, it definitely is. According to statista, the estimated amount of revenue that the Serie A could lose as a result of this crisis close to 650 million Euros. Now, this may not affect clubs such as Juventus or even Inter Milan. But, for smaller clubs in Serie A, this will have detrimental effects. Not only will it force clubs not to spend any money in the transfer market, but it may also force these clubs to sell important players, therefore, weakening their squads, which would lead to a whole downward spiral.
Thanks for reading this article on reasons for and against Serie A resuming its current season. So, do you think Serie A should resume the current season? Also, why or why not?