Celtic manager Neil Lennon has sent an warning to all those involved with football in Scotland regarding the possibility of a collapse.
There is no denying the fact that the global pandemic has wrecked financial havoc all around the world. And football is not immune to that by any stretch of the imagination.
Fans are not allowed inside stadiums or a very small number is at the time of writing. As a result, it is hard not to work out that all clubs are suffering from a lack of matchday revenue. And in the current scenario, every facet of the game is expected to bring in less money than normal.
A lot of the smaller clubs are struggling at the moment to stay afloat while the bigger clubs will also come under immense pressure if things continue in this manner for much longer. And while nobody is under the impression that things will return to normal anytime soon, it might be time already to bring some positive changes not just to things as they stand currently in football but in all sports.
That is the view of Celtic boss, Neil Lennon, who believes things cannot continue in the same manner as they are for much longer and has urged the government to reach an alternative with the sports bodies as soon as possible. As reported by The Scottish Sun, Lennon said:
“I was looking at some head of associations on Tuesday saying there has to be some sort of compromise because, otherwise, clubs are going to be on the brink of extinction and it’s not just Scotland.
“There has to be some sort of dialogue between the FA, the SPFL and the government to find some compromise as we go forward.
“It’s very dangerous precipices we’re standing on and Celtic aren’t immune to that. A lot of clubs in Scotland are not immune.
“It can’t just be closed door and that’s it. There has to be some kind of middle ground or compromise we can find to make things better.
“And it’s not just for football, it’s for all sports because some could collapse.
“If they are talking six months down the line, that’s no good for anybody really. Whether it be for football or any sport.”
Many other countries have started to open up sports for fans up to a certain number. And that might be the way to go for Scotland as well.