'Give us points deduction now and cancel relegation!' - Sheffield Wednesday fans react as season suspended due to coronavirus

Sheffield Wednesday fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on the EFL decision to suspend all Championship matches because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 5:11 pm

The move to halt professional games in England until April 3 at the earliest means Wednesday’s games against Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and West Brom have all been postponed.

If the suspension is lifted then, the Owls’ next fixture would come at Swansea City a day later - although it is understood that the EFL is already preparing for the possibility of it being extended.

The decision leaves Wednesday currently in 15th place, nine points ahead of the relegation places, having lost nine of their previous 14 Championship matches since Christmas.

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Wednesday also face the prospect of a potential points deduction if they are found guilty of misconduct over the sale of Hillsborough.

Here’s how Wednesday fans have reacted to this morning’s major breaking news.

@harrietglaves1 Give us the points deduction now and end the season then don’t promote or relegate anyone. Liverpool don’t win the premiership and Wednesday don’t get relegated. Winner #swfc

@ploehmann At last a sensible decision made in the UK - took a long while, though! And why on earth isn't the EFL itself putting the information out first..?

The EFL has announced that the the Championship will be suspended until April 3 at the earliest.(Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

@ChurwellOwl I'm confused. It says they've postponed all elite games for two weeks but ours are cancelled too. Assume it's because of who we are playing then. #swfc

@JoeBryden80 Sensible decision finally - also spares #swfc fans the torture of having to watch this team for a while

@beckamae_ Best thing to happen to Wednesday this year

@BrettAnthonyAs1 Time to use this period to rethink the structure and staff of the club.

@Jenny123aim Gives Dawson a break from constantly picking the ball out of back of the net

@Danworth2509 Get in! At least we won’t get beat.

@dalewillett26 Genuinely very happy to be given a great excuse not to go

@doubler123456 A positive for Monk. Keeps his job longer.

@peteydavis Ready and waiting for all jokes that #SWFC fans "Weren't watching football anyway" now the games are all called off

@baggleyowl Three weeks without a defeat, our longest unbeaten run this decade #swfc