Atletico president: Economic damage of suspending LaLiga is massive

Atletico president: Economic damage of suspending LaLiga is massive

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has highlighted the financial impact that the coronavirus could have on LaLiga Santander.

LaLiga made the decision to suspend the next two matchdays in Spain's top two divisions due to the pandemic, while Cerezo pointed to the hit the league could take if it were to not return.

"The economic damage is massive, [they] have given some numbers [about 600 million euros] - that cannot happen," Cerezo told El Partidazo de COPE and Radio MARCA.

"Keep in mind right now that the clubs get a lot of money from television and to be suspended would be terrible for all the clubs."

When asked if he thinks action in LaLiga Santander will resume later than the current two-week stoppage due to the coronavirus, the Atletico president was unclear.

"The truth is that I don't know, but it seems that is going to be the case," Cerezo stated.

"That's what they're saying on the radio, television and [from] all the journalists; it seems that this will go on for more than two weeks, but I really don't know how far it will go."

However, Cerezo is adamant that he does not want the season to finish now.

"No, I don't contemplate it," he said.

"But come on, I'm not an expert on this kind of thing either.

"I hope not, for the sake of football but for everyone."

Cerezo has no fear about potentially catching the coronavirus and he revealed that he is going to continue living his life like normal.

"Tomorrow I will lead a normal life," he responded.

"At the moment, I don't have any symptoms, which means I won't have them tomorrow." Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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