- The French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons have been cancelled and won't resume anytime soon.
- La Liga president Javier Tebas admits being 'bemused' with the decision.
- He warns that professional football may disappear if leagues don't restart on time.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has issued a grave warning following news that the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons have been cancelled, reports the Daily Mail.
"I do not understand why there would be more danger in playing football behind closed doors, with all precautionary measures, than working on an assembly line or being on a fishing boat on the high seas," he responded with bemusement.
"If important economic sectors cannot restart, in a safe and controlled manner, they could end up disappearing. That could happen to professional football.
"In other countries, teams are already training, that’s the example to follow.
"In Spain, football is an important economic driver that we need to reactivate like many others," Tebas concluded.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has, in contrast, lifted restrictions in various sectors - including allowing athletes to return to training across professional leagues.
The Premier League is also pushing to resume action possibly from the month of June.