The German virologist Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit thinks we will not see big football this year. The Hamburg Institute professor does not like the idea of holding matches even without spectators.

Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, a professor of virology at Bernhard Nocht Institute in Hamburg, predicts that the public should say goodbye to football this year. He said that only according to the example of Germany is enough to make such a conclusion.


“We have to say goodbye to football.”


“It is unrealistic to end this season. So, we have to say goodbye to football this year.” – Schmidt-Chanasit said in an interview with NDR-Sportclub.

Just the example of Germany gives me the basis for saying this. And if we look at countries that are in dire straits, such as Italy, I think that the renewal of the winter season at least by the end of the year is out of the question. We are well aware of the situation in Europe and what we can expect.” – he said.

“Even if the situation in Germany is not as difficult as it is in Italy right now, it does not mean that the Bundesliga will have to be renewed for a long time because football and stadiums will be even worse. In my opinion, the resumption of football will be real at least next year. ” – added a professor at the Bernhard Nocht Institute.

In his opinion, the solution is not to have football matches without spectators: “Watching matches will cause people to meet and watch matches. When the community returns to normal life, gatherings and joint celebrations should begin at the very last.”