RB Leipzig CEO, Oliver Mintzlaff, believes it will be an “absolute disaster” if this season’s Bundesliga is not completed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany has started easing lockdown measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, however, large gatherings remain banned until the end of August.
That decision effectively removes the possibility of the Bundesliga being finished with fans in the stadium.
There is hope it can be finished behind closed doors and Mintzlaff sees this as a necessity to prevent several clubs being condemned to financial ruin.
In an interview with General Anzeiger, Mintzlaff said of not finishing the season: “That would be an absolute disaster because it could lead many clubs to bankruptcy.
“We love the diversity of the Bundesliga and every fan wants it to continue. Therefore we want to do everything possible to prevent this disaster.“We still believe that games without viewers can be implemented relatively quickly. To do this, for example, we have to make sure that 200 to 300 people can go to the stadiums to ensure a smooth match day. (Text and photo courtesy Guardian)