Newcastle might have to play Sheffield United in front of an empty stadium on Saturday.
According to the Times, all games in England will be played behind closed doors as the government looks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
However, that does not mean that fans won’t be able to watch the action.
The Times claim that every game will be streamed, and season ticket holders and fans who already have tickets will be given access to the coverage.
However, you won’t be able to watch the game in the pub either. To avoid mass congregation, pubs will not be permitted to air the games. If they do, they could lose their license.
It seems like a matter of time before games are played behind closed doors. That’s what is happening in Spain and France, while Italy have suspended all sport.
Football is nothing without the fans, but it’s the only option. Many will be frustrated, but health is more important than football.
Newcastle fans were dreaming of creating a raucous atmosphere for next week’s FA Cup quarter final with Manchester City, but that may not be allowed to happen if the government take the reported action.
We await confirmation…