The new crown epidemic has had a great impact on European football, and teams of all levels of leagues have suffered heavy financial losses. In the UK, many clubs and lower-level leagues hope that the government can provide financial assistance to help them survive this period, but the British government simply does not want to do so.
The British government had previously stopped the Premier League’s original plan to allow fans to enter the stadium to watch the game from October, which caused dissatisfaction with Premier League officials. The Premier League has already lost 700 million pounds last season. The government has been unable to provide effective stop-loss measures, and has refused to give the Premier League the green light on epidemic prevention measures and allow the Premier League to take "self-help". Now all clubs can only stand firm.
Not only that, the British government has also made it clear that it will not provide any relief funds for professional football. The British Minister of Culture Oliver Dawden even said in an interview with the BBC that he hoped that Premier League clubs would not spend money to buy people and use money to help lower-level leagues and clubs. The government hopes that the Premier League teams will spend 250 million pounds.
"The Sun" stated that the Premier League teams were angry about this and they rejected the government's request. 20 Premier League clubs will hold meetings, in fact, to show a firm, united front. The Premier League believes that the current situation in the English professional league is severe, and the government has the obligation and responsibility to intervene to prevent the collapse of the league system, rather than expecting the Premier League teams to pay to save the situation.
Compared to the clubs in the lower leagues, the situation of the Premier League teams is indeed slightly better, but it is not completely worry-free. The Premier League teams have lost nearly 700 million pounds last season. The Premier League now loses more than 100 million pounds a month. The government simply cannot come up with an effective way to stop losses.