Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Sunday night indicating a very slight relaxation of the rules designed to reduced the spread of COVID-19.
Although the public are only allowed to play sports with members of their own household or while social distancing, there are now hopes that elite football in the country can return behind closed doors within the next month.
As soon as football restarts on the 1st of June, I will be unbearable. More than you can ever imagine. Everyone who wanted the season to be null and voided just so Liverpool don’t win the title will get it idc.
We’re winning the PL and there’s nothing you can do about it.
— Samue (@SamueILFC) May 11, 2020
The French football league ended their Ligue 1 campaign without completing the final games but Germany’s Bundesliga is set to restart next week, however this now seems under threat from a series of recent developments.
These were the best of the latest jokes as coronavirus continues to thwart the culmination of the 2019/20 season:
— lord gent (@mxdernerrxr) May 10, 2020
"Well he didn’t have the baby did he?" pic.twitter.com/VSrdZUeZny
— No Context Roy Keane (@MadRoyKeane) April 29, 2020
Watching West Ham again will in no way lift my spirits #DailyBriefinguk
— Andy Sims (@AndyCSims) May 5, 2020
Never been so excited to see something go down since Pompey https://t.co/1DzAhc4sRU
— Dani Ross Ⓥ (@_dani_ross) April 30, 2020
Me preparing to watch the Bundesliga from my sofa: pic.twitter.com/b0rDaNVv9C
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) May 5, 2020
Boris Johnson new message to the nation is Stay Alert? Mofo we ain’t defending a fucking corner in injury time. It’s a global pandemic that has hit the country.
— Akki (@Akki_SwagMan) May 9, 2020
Woodgate genuinely in awe of someone doing 100 laps of their garden without breaking down pic.twitter.com/RoSThL5VGq
— 𝙆𝙚𝙩𝙘𝙝 ⚽️💻🎙📻 (@ketchell) April 30, 2020
Those most in favour of voiding the season appear to be fans of Everton and Manchester United. I wonder what the connection could be. Wracking my brain
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) May 2, 2020
Gordon Taylor is 3 days away from suggesting that only goals for Liverpool should count
— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) May 5, 2020
Liverpool fans when they saw Ligue 1 is cancelled and Premier League could be next 😅 pic.twitter.com/EYAA8gxkgO
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) April 28, 2020
*FIFA confirms that VAR can be dropped mid season when football returns.*
Clubs who will face Real Madrid in Champions League: pic.twitter.com/rPpmkbFoh0
— Troll F̶o̶o̶t̶b̶a̶l̶l̶ Bundesliga (@TrollFootball) May 8, 2020
Crowds when the football season resumes pic.twitter.com/gxYImyTsFa
— Classic Football Shirts (@classicshirts) May 9, 2020
— Matthew McAllister (@DanteFlorence) May 9, 2020
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) May 3, 2020
Balotelli in 2012:
"When Liverpool win the Premier League, it will be the end of the world." pic.twitter.com/u1BhfCFjpb
— Premier League Banter (@ThePLBanter) March 25, 2020
Day 9 without Football:
Justifying all the shitty decisions I've made in life just to feel like VAR
— Shruti Sadbhav (@ShrutiSadbhav) March 20, 2020
Play sports with members of your household?
Can’t wait to slide tackle me nan. #BorisJohnson
— Jim Woodburn (@JimWoodburn_) May 10, 2020
— Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) May 10, 2020
Just ordered the mrs some goalie gloves, she best be ready
— Jamie Ohara (@Mrjamieohara1) May 10, 2020
My wife is shite at football
— graeme galloway (@Gaggs1) May 11, 2020
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) May 9, 2020
Mate, this does not read well
— Mike Scott (@MikeScott_90) May 10, 2020
Premier League officials now looking at putting each Premier league club into one household so they can end the season 😂
— Crouchy 🙃 (@Crouchy_85) May 10, 2020
Whatch Evertonians running around licking people in the face hoping to up the infection rate!!!
— James Ifill (@ifill_james) May 11, 2020
Are you sure about that? pic.twitter.com/yR4Amo6lpV
— T r o l l F o o t b a l l (@TrollFootball) May 11, 2020
Tricky start to the season for Pollen FC pic.twitter.com/XS0NxAXPgu
— Kiel Tulloch (@KielTulloch) May 10, 2020
This has been response by The Official Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer pic.twitter.com/Xse6j5p2Jx
— Liam Fallon (@LiamCFallon) May 11, 2020