There is still a question mark behind the start of the Jupiler Pro League next weekend, partly due to the ban on team sports that was promulgated in the province of Antwerp. As a result, the home games of the four Antwerp professional clubs will be endangered in the coming month. The Pro League wants an exception to be made for them, but no decision has yet been made.
Provincial governor Cathy Berx already gave the Pro League zero on the petition, but the Celeval expert group can still bring relief. They have not yet spoken out, but virologist Steven Van Gucht gives Antwerp, Beerschot, KV Mechelen and Westerlo little hope to be able to play in their own stadium in August.
“If it depends on the virologists, there will be no exception for Antwerp professional football,” he said VTM News. “If one wants to create an exception, politicians must consider the conditions under which that is possible. But it remains an exception to a rule that was previously installed. There are also other contact sports that cannot continue and that would create a sense of injustice. ”
The Pro League therefore seems to have to find a solution. According to The last news they are most likely to decide that the Pro League will have to make up for the affected home games in December and January.
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