Former Leeds United midfielder Andy Couzens has claimed that enough of the season has been played to ensure the Whites will still be promoted, which has drawn an excited response from fans of the Yorkshire club.
Due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak, the EFL has suspended all fixtures until at least the 3rd of April.
Beyond that, there remains great uncertainty, given it is unknown how long such measures will be necessary and there is little precedent of such a situation.
It is particularly concerning for Leeds, who sit top of the Championship after 37 games and look on course to return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
At this point, it is not known whether the 2019/20 season will need to be canceled and what the situation would be with crowning champions and deciding which clubs are promoted or relegated.
Couzens has taken to Twitter to claim that an FA rule indicates that Leeds would be given the Championship title and promotion.
— andy couzens (@andycuz23) March 14, 2020
It does not appear there is such a rule in place, in fact the Telegraph has reported there is no regulation governing what will happen if the season is curtailed.
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Even so, Couzens’ claim has excited plenty of Whites supporters, who took to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Read the reaction of Leeds fans here:
— jody smith (@jbsplumber) March 14, 2020
Works for me although would be a bit of an anti climax
— Curious Twitt (@curious_twitt) March 14, 2020
I’m good with that 🤣
— Grant Milner (@grantmilner77) March 14, 2020
— David Wormald (@tripod1977) March 14, 2020
Please please please be true. If it’s been stated beforehand there’s no case to answer for the FA
— lufcphil (@philipjdaniels) March 14, 2020
— Jason Atack (@JasonAtack1) March 14, 2020
Good news at last!
Obviously not confirmed yet but we all know we'd have won it anyway https://t.co/0TvTtp8uPz
— Matthew Walker (@mashwalker) March 14, 2020
Announce the title now then and let’s look to next season. https://t.co/VDEfiPsUgf
— Leeds Loyal (@Leeds_Loyal) March 14, 2020