Paris St-Germain awarded French a title:
Paris St-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced nationwide that the season would not start because of the pandemic outbreak.
The club said they wished to dedicate the title “to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line”.
PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi added that French essential workers’ “commitment and self-sacrifice over many weeks have earned our deepest admiration”.
He continued: “We understand, respect and support the decisions taken by the French Government to end the championship. Health, as the government has always said, must be everyone’s priority.
“In these difficult times, I hope that this trophy will bring a little happiness and hope to all our supporters, and I am grateful to them for their unwavering support which helps drive Paris St-Germain forward.” as gathered by BBC Sports.
PSG were 12 listed at the top of the table, with a game in hand, when French football was canceled indefinitely on 13 March.
Earlier this week the French government suspended the 2019-20 sports season.