Club Brugge have been awarded the Belgian First Division A title by the Jupiler League’s board of directors agreed to hand Simon Mignolet’s side the title with one game of the regular campaign left – and Liverpool fans have reacted.
With the current Covid-19 epidemic halting European football for the time being, many football authorities have been left with an enormous decision over whether to upset, appease or split the reaction down the middle from fans.
Boards have been left with a number of options. Seasons can be voided, meaning anything done this season can be thrown in the bin – allowing the pressure of completing the season before the 2020-21 campaign is alleviated.
Some leagues, including the Belgian top tier, have taken the standings as they are now – meaning Brugge have been announced as the division’s champions. With one game of the regular season left, Brugge were 15 points clear.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have 25 points between themselves and second-placed Manchester City. The Reds are just two wins away form securing their first top-flight title in 30 years.
Liverpool supporters have reacted on Twitter to the news that Brugge and former player Mignolet had been awarded the top-tier title – and many are desperate to see similar action being taken in England.
Belgian League officially ends season with leaders Club Bruges voted as Champions….👀
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 2, 2020
— 6 Times (@LFCLiverbird96) April 2, 2020
Mignolet also a champion, things you love to see.
— LIAM. (@TB6391) April 2, 2020
Liverpool too ASAP
— YNWA (@Robertodml001) April 2, 2020
Should just give Liverpool the title. It’s the only fair and logical conclusion
— Josh Hitchmough (@joshhitchmough) April 2, 2020
Belgian league cancelled. Club Brugge named champions, no teams relegated and 2 teams are being promoted. Interesting
— Josh (@MakeUsDreamLFC5) April 2, 2020
Ahem! @premierleague You know this is the only morally just thing to do. Club Brugge led with a mere 15 points. @LFC has been, overwhelming the best team in England this season and are TWENTY FIVE POINTS CLEAR at the top of the table.
Do the right thing. https://t.co/G0Ntj1JqRQ
— Babatunde Koiki (@BabatundeKoiki) April 2, 2020
Give it us now and we'll give everyone a 6 point head start next season
— Board beyond belief (@iza303) April 2, 2020