Premier League could play behind closed doors for ‘SEVERAL MONTHS’, with football set for huge £100m-a-month losses

SPORT is set to be played behind closed doors for 'SEVERAL MONTHS' – with the Premier League set to lose a staggering £100million per month.

Michael Gove today revealed the Government is attempting to "pause" the proposed return of fans to sporting events – initially set for October 1.

But the BBC now claim the "pause" is set to last months, rather than weeks.

Following Gove's revelation, Dan Roan tweeted: "Don’t think this is a short term ‘pause’ either.

"I’m hearing sports are to be asked by govt what impact will be of no fans for SEVERAL MONTHS.

"All signs are that action will continue behind closed doors well into next year."

BBC Sport editor Roan then went on to say the Premier League will be hit to the tune of £100MILLION per month with no fans.

Roan continued: "Premier League says £100m / month will be lost across game."

Throughout the summer, the Government used various sporting events – including snooker, cricket, horse racing and even Chelsea's pre-season clash at Brighton – as 'pilot' events to welcome fans back to grounds.

They too could now be a thing of the past as officials fear a 'second lockdown'.

 

The Government have also confirmed pubs and restaurants MUST now shut at 10pm from Tuesday in a bid to halt the rise in cases of coronavirus.

There has also been a U-turn on the 'return to work' scheme, with people urged to work from home wherever possible.

Meanwhile, Leyton Orient's Carabao Cup clash against Tottenham is in jeopardy after 18 PLAYERS tested positive for Covid-19.

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