Football around the world has seen an unprecedented amount of change and many are keen for the sport to return to normal as quickly as possible.
Fans in many countries across Europe and other continents across the globe have been some of the biggest to have missed out as they have not been allowed to enter stadiums and watch the team they love play in front of their own eyes and in the flesh and attend the big events that continue to happen on a weekly basis.
Indeed, there have been some countries to have allowed some fans back into the stands, however many still do not believe it is safe enough as of this moment.
La Liga is one of those leagues that has not seen any fans return and it does not appear as though they will be anytime soon either as president of the competition, Javier Tebas, has admitted that now is not the correct time to make the request.
Although fans have been able to attend non-professional football matches in limited numbers, there are no plans to allow it to happen in the professional game.
Tebas met with Irene Lozano, who is Spain’s government minister for sport and has revealed that a return for fans is unlikely.
He has said, as per Marca: “It would be irresponsible to ask for fans in stadiums now. It is not the right thing to do with what is happening right now in the country.
“We are aware that we are facing a phenomenon in which we do not know what is going to happen neither in the next 10 days nor in the next three. The right thing to do is to wait for Christmas to pass, because of everything we are reading that is happening across Spain. Taking another type of decision would be unwise. We are going to wait and on January 15 we will analyse what happens. It is the right thing to do.”
Indeed, football has missed the fans being in the stadiums and it has not quite been the same without them. It could also be argued that some of the bigger teams have certainly missed their presence on matchday.
FC Barcelona have been struggling throughout the 20/21 La Liga campaign as they have found it a little tough to get going. La Blaugrana have already lost four of their 12 matches so far, although Ronald Koeman’s side have started to find some form at a crucial point in the season.