In the past few moments the English Football Association has announced a dramatic resolution to the season’s Premier League Championship with a “home-based” Keepie Uppie contest set to decide to the title winners.
In a potentially controversial step, chiefs at the FA have devised a 24hr-long competition involving all 22 teams to take place on April 1, 2020.
Head of Business Development and league Strategy John Urgessi explained “Designed to fit around the current Coronavirus lockdown situation, players from each team will take part in the competition from the safety of their gardens or living rooms where necessary.”
Final details of the contest are set to be revealed shortly but are expected to include a handicap system that reflects the current league points status, with teams receiving a ‘head start’ based on their league position.
“We think it’s the fairest solution to an unprecedented problem” said Mr Urgessi “It allows us to keep players isolated during this difficult time and provide a sporting answer to the complications of deciding a winner”
It is anticipated that teams will be asked to submit the names of 3 players to take part in the competition with goalkeepers, backroom staff and club administration staff excluded from the draft. No substitutions will be permitted in the event of injury.
This is a fast developing story we’ll update as more information becomes available…