Football League chairman warns Premier League not to scrap relegation

The English Football League has directly warned Premier League clubs that it will get “very messy” if they try to prevent relegation and promotion when football resumes, and have admitted that it might not be viable for the EFL to start next season without crowds.

The idea of voiding relegation for the 2019-20 season has been discussed as a compromise to concerns over playing the remaining 92 Premier League matches at neutral venues, but the EFL are adamant that this would result in an immediate legal challenge.

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