Responding to the UEFA statement from earlier today, a spokesperson for the Joint Response Group said:
“The coronavirus outbreak is affecting leagues across Europe in many different ways depending, amongst other things, on their financial position, their broadcasting deals and the percentage of their clubs’ income derived from gate receipts.
“In addition, the approach from individual governments varies according to the severity and timing of the lockdown and their success in dealing with the outbreak.
“As a result, there can be no “one-size-fits-all” solution to the challenges facing the 55 countries under the UEFA banner.
“Today’s UEFA announcement acknowledges that different leagues will have to carefully consider their own unique circumstances before deciding how best to progress.”