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Coronavirus: Bundesliga won't survive if football isn't allowed to resume soon

Mon 27 April 2020 | 0:32

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke asked for the Bundesliga restart in the next few months.

The

Bundesliga

had to be postponed last month amid the COVID-19 crisis; however, there are hopes the league could restart behind closed doors from May 9.

With regard to the fact that there have been more than 206,900 COVID-19 casualties worldwide, with over 5,900 deaths in Germany, it is speculated that fans might gather outside stadiums.

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc globally and the crisis is set to impact sport and organizations financially that’s why

Dortmund

CEO Watzke urged a quick restart.

"If we don't play in the next few months, all of Bundesliga will go under and then there wouldn't be a league in the way we know it," Watzke told Sky TV.

"Of course, many fans say: 'There's no desire for it, it's not on television', that is perfectly clear, but it's about saving football!

"We are doing all we can to get back to work, we don't want any special treatment, definitely not, but we don't want to be at a disadvantage either.

"Football can play a relevant role in society, but that's not the question, we have to do all we can to avoid that someone says football has special treatment.

"We don't want to start with a special position, but, again, you can't compare football with other more popular sports, we want to do our jobs."

Dortmund were at the second spot, four points behind leaders and defending champions

Bayern Munich

, through 25 games before the Bundesliga suspension.

 

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source: SportMob