What They're Saying: Just Spee

"It was a very bitter day because you want this to happen on the pitch not by two or three people behind a table having to make this decision. There are winners and losers and in particular for the losers it was a very very bad day so we feel sad. We feel sad that we had to come to such a decision, we sympathize a lot with those clubs and their supporters. At the same time, there was no way round it."

-- Just Spee, president of the Dutch federation, on canceling the remainder of the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie seasons without declaring a champion or awarding promotion (and relegation) places. Henk de Jong, the head coach of Cambuur, told broadcaster NOS the decision to deny his club, the Eerste Divisie leader, promotion felt "like the biggest disgrace in the history of Dutch sport." (BBC Sport)
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