Wednesday April 8 2020
Ferrero: 'Season ends here'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero insists “we have to admit that the season ends here. Why bother playing a game without fans?”

The coronavirus pandemic seems to be on a downward trajectory in Italy, so the FIGC held a medical commission today to discuss how players can begin to resume training and playing.

However, not everyone agrees that the 2019-20 campaign ought to carry on at all, as Sampdoria joined Brescia in calling for its termination.

“We need to start getting organised, because we have to admit that the season ends here,” Ferrero told Telenord.

“I say it with a heavy heart, because I do want to resume, but only when I can see our beautiful stadium with fans beating their drums. I saw Sampdoria-Verona behind closed doors and it hurt my soul to see it played in silence. How can you celebrate a result in that desolate landscape?

“Why bother playing a game without fans, the colours all around, the noise and cheering, this is football, this is entertainment and 90 minutes of pure adrenaline. A game without fans, what even is it?”

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