Hull City chief Ehab Allam has today sent an official letter to EFL Chairman Rick Parry confirming that they strongly oppose against the resumption of the current season as reported by The Telegraph.
Allam, the club’s vice-chairman, has written to Parry and the other 23 Championship clubs outlining his “serious concerns” over the health and safety of such a resumption due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Hull City chief believes it would cost his side around £1.2million to complete the season and has fears over “sporting integrity” should the campaign resume.
Hull are currently 21st in the Championship and have endured a torrid run of form since the turn of the year with them having not won since New Years Day.
There are believed to be a handful of other clubs in the second tier of English football who are against the resumption of the season, two of which are said to be from Yorkshire although these have not been named.
Although the concerns from some quarters are understandable, it does appear somewhat coincidental that the clubs opposing the resumption are those in the lower echelons of the division.
The news of this has sparked outrage from Championship rivals supporters, in particular those of Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, who are desperate to secure a return to the Premier League.
Here is some of the reaction on social media from rival supporters following the news:
Nothing to do with being bang in trouble if the league does restart
— Hunty 🏴🇬🇧 (@huntywbafc) May 19, 2020
Sold 2 of there best players in Jan for small money considering the talent & that put them heading one way, to league 1. Strange how the clubs in bad form precovid want the season voided or relegation disregarded.
— Jamie Rossiter (@Jay89R) May 19, 2020
I think there recent form can explain the stance they have 🙈 pic.twitter.com/P18J75gydR
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) May 19, 2020
Can’t think why pic.twitter.com/k0NQ5LgSbs
— Asa (@respectfulrobbo) May 19, 2020
Don’t suppose it’s got anything to do with them nailed on for relegation? Let me guess, the 3 other teams are in the bottom 4 or 5 too?
— OR_1992 (@OR19922) May 19, 2020
— Tomo (@TomLufc94) May 19, 2020
The same Hull that have lost 4 in a row and are just outside the relegation zone?
Any coincidence that all the teams/players against restarting are in a relegation fight?
— YouAreMyForest (@YouAreMyForest) May 19, 2020