Despite the rapid increase in the number of corona infections, the LDF does not plan to interrupt the season. “Since the onset of the corona pandemic, the coordinated line of the 36 clubs has always been to act on the basis of state demands. A full and self-imposed lockdown in the sense of a season hiatus is not therefore not a problem, “said the LDF on Wednesday morning.
Due to the development of the pandemic and the tightening of measures, President Helge Leonhardt had asked the Saxon second division club Erzgebirge Aue to interrupt the professional football season.
“We need a football lockdown by the end of December. The next four weeks will be extremely difficult for our country and will be a litmus test,” Leonhardt told the Bild newspaper.
“In such a tense situation, football should live up to its role as a model and stop the game immediately for reasons of reason, solidarity and model effect,” he demanded: “It would be my wish and my request to the LDF and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States The number of infections is particularly high in the Erzgebirgskreis in Saxony.
Leonhardt sees this as a distortion of competition as no spectators will be admitted to professional sport in Saxony in the coming weeks.
Corona: Maximum occupancy of 25% in Bavaria
In Bavaria, a maximum of 25 percent of the stadium capacity can be used. “On the other hand, the stadiums in other regions are partially full. It is no longer fair competition and also creates new economic difficulties for clubs who have to play in front of empty stands,” said the boss of Aue.
His suggestion is: “The ball will be inactive until the end of December, but you can still train under the 3G rule. From January, the game should be continued, the games will then be composed in several English weeks. in front of empty stands, but still uniformly with the supporters. Fans are part of football. “