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Joe Cole: Finishing a 100m race at 70m leaves a lot of arguments

Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has given his verdict on the current situation of the Premier League. 

Merseyside club are only two wins away from their first title in 30 years. However, the league suspension led by the coronavirus pandemic could cause Reds serious problems. 

The results of the league could be nulled and void in case the season doesn’t finish until the start of the new campaign. Cole believes it would be fair to nullify all results. 

“Obviously we need to finish the season as soon as we can, if we’re allowed to. That would be ideal.” Cole said (via Daily Star)

“If we can’t finish the season, and it’s getting close to the following season, the only situation which I think is fair is to just restart it.

“Everyone’s tribal. Everyone wants what’s best for their clubs. But unless you do a blanket thing for everyone, it’s going to have knock-on effects.

“In my opinion, that’s the only solution. Restart from scratch if we cannot finish the league.

“I’m sure there are more intelligent people than me coming up with solutions but we’re in a situation as a country where we have to stick together.

“Everyone in the football world needs to understand that as well. Finishing a 100m race at 70m leaves a lot of arguments.

“We’ve seen so many times in sport – it throws up so many surprises, doesn’t it? You can never be sure what’s going to happen.

“We’re in a situation where people have to be selfless in their lives and in football we need to lead the way.

“It’s going to benefit some clubs and others are going to be very upset but bigger things than football are at stake. It’s people’s lives and livelihoods.”

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