Comment by J.LEAGUE Chairman Mitsuru Murai:
“To our fans and supporters,
Today, the government has declared a state of emergency for seven prefectures. I believe the tension among fans and supporters increased, but I hope everyone stay calm and take necessary measures to prevent infection.
J.LEAGUE will need to hold profound discussions and take prompt actions to protect the society from this crisis. We have been exchanging opinions and sharing information with the clubs. Specific measures shall soon be decided by the governors of each prefectures, but it is also crucial for us to keep working with the clubs based on the protocols in place to prevent further spread of the COVID-19.
We hope we can ask the fans and supporters to join us to think about what the J.LEAGUE and sport can do at this time. Days may continue with frustration, but most importantly, please take care of your own health and that of those around you. Your continued support to lead us towards a bright resumption is greatly appreciated.”