Ligue 1 becomes the first of the big leagues to be cancelled after French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, said that sporting events would not be returning to the country until September at the earliest.
The 2019-2020 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume.
It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing.
It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places, nor team or contact sports.”
What this means for the teams involved has yet to be decided, but when the season was initially postponed, PSG sat atop the tree with a 12 point advantage and a game in hand, so don’t be surprised to see them crowned champions.
The European places could be more difficult to decide as there were only 7 points separating 15th place and the Europa League qualifying positions and only 9 points covering those places and Champions League.
At the bottom end of the table, only Toulouse was cut adrift as Amiens and Nimes still had a fighting chance for survival.
This is where we get into murky waters and I fully expect that whatever decision is made to be met with a ton of litigation from teams claiming that it’s wrong, which could set a precedent for things to come.