01 May 2020
Due to uncertainty concerning how long the complications caused by the coronavirus will last French football’s top division, the Ligue 1, has been drawn to a close prematurely with Paris Saint-German being announced as the winners.
After the Ligue de Football Professionnel ordered the cancelation of the season, the team from the capital received its third Ligue 1 trophy in a row. At the time of the league’s suspension, Paris Saint-German was 12 points ahead of the second place team, Marseille, with a game in-hand.
Speaking on the decision to cancel the season and award the trophy to PSG, the football team’s Chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, dedicated the trophy to the Health Care Workers that’re risking their lives to take care of all those affected by the Covid-19 virus.
“We would like to dedicate this 2019-2020 Ligue 1 title to healthcare staff and to all the everyday heroes on the front line whose commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration.”
“We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French Government to end the championship. Health, as the government has always said, must be everyone’s priority.
“I would like to thank the players, the coach, the technical and medical staff as well as all the club’s employees for their tremendous work. This trophy is a reward for their hard work every day.”
The French are the first football league to cancel their season and use the current standings to determine what happens in the upcoming season. The Dutch cancelled the Eredivisie football league season, however, they did not announce any winner.