FA Releases A Statement Advising Against Social Contact And Gatherings Where Possible

FA Releases A Statement Advising Against Social Contact And Gatherings Where Possible

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The FA released a statement advising against social contact and gatherings where possible. They recommend all grassroots football should be suspended. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching global pandemic levels it has to accept that the situation is now out of its own control.

A statement read: "Following the Government's announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

A statement released by the National League read: "At its Board Meeting on Friday, The National League decided to use its best endeavours to keep its season going in the face of unprecedented adversity.

Eastleigh manager Ben Strevens accused the National League of greed, while Chesterfield manager John Pemberton and Maidenhead United manager Alan Devonshire were also critical."In the knowledge of the government measures now announced including not to support sporting events with emergency services workers it is clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future.

"In those circumstances and in line with The Football Association and the Professional Game, at a Board Meeting today, The National League has decided that its competition is now suspended until at least 3rd April 2020."

                                     
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