Patrick Bamford has revealed that he wasn’t too impressed as football returned to TV screens across the country this afternoon as the Bundesliga resumed.
The current situation has prevented all major leagues across Europe from playing for the past few months but the German top-flight returned this afternoon, with Borussia Dortmund beating rivals Schalke in arguably the most eye-catching game.
With the usually vociferous Westfalenstadion empty, the experience for fans watching on was not like anyone had remembered.
And, even though some were glad to have competitive football back in their lives, others feel that the absence of supporters in the ground makes the game tough to watch, with the Leeds United striker falling into that category as he took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
“Well from that: football isn’t gonna be the same for quite a while and it’s dead without fans.”
It’s still not clear when the Championship will resume, as Bamford looks to help the Whites return to the Premier League, although they are going to have to play behind closed doors initially and there have been some fears that fans won’t be able to go to games for another year.
This is going to be a topic that divides fans and it’s interesting to get a proper insight from Bamford as it shows what a player thinks.
Ultimately, that’s his opinion and virtually everyone will agree that football without supporters is not as good. But, the situation means a compromise is needed and the chance to see a game will have pleased some.
The reality is that it’s something we’re going to have to get used too as the only alternative is not playing which brings its own problems.
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