Published: 16th March 2020
Further to the most recent joint statement from the Scottish FA and SPFL of this afternoon.
Dundee United's view on the announcement that the League and Cup programmes for the 2019/20 season have been postponed until further notice is that it is understandable given that the governing bodies are responding to an extremely fluid situation where there is a need to hold both a position on what they know currently and on what might happen in the future. While it is easier to make a decision on current facts, it is near impossible to determine what the future could be.
Managing Director Mal Brannigan said: "While everyone connected with the Club wants to see the current league programme completed in its entirety so that the sporting integrity of the competition is maintained, public health has to take precedence without question. There are many groups who fall within the vulnerable category in connection with the Coronavirus, and I am sure that the Scottish FA and SPFL have taken the government's guidance strongly into consideration when reaching their current decision.
"As an integral member of both the Dundee and broader communities, the Club supports any decision protecting its supporters, staff and stakeholders as well as the neighbourhoods we impact.
"We are also aware that there will be an impact on supporter plans for this weekend and the rest of the season and asks that all supporters who have already purchased tickets or hospitality for the remaining games of the season retain these until the Club knows the re-arranged dates for those games."
The Club will continue to comment on the above situation once it has received further updates.
Please stay safe and be mindful of those around you.