Football News: XFL Makes A Drastic Decision

The XFL (Xtreme Football League) was brought back into the world by owner Vince McMahon after a 19 year hiatus. With a revamped style and a more modernized look, better technology and welcoming feel, the fan base was rising. In a surprise, tragedy struck the XFL once again. Sadly, the league was also effected by the COVID-19 pademic. Not only did the league stop play, but eventually decided to end their season all together with only playing 10 games in.

With that, players on the XFL’s roster were able to freely sign with any NFL team that would want them. A few players did sign here and there, but with no clear indication on if and when the season would resume, many players as well as employees were left stranded with no work.

Earlier today, the XFL made the drastic decision to fire all of its employees, and suspended all operations indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck had made this statement regarding their decision:

“The COVID-19 pandemic, and the most recent local and state regulations, have left the XFL no choice but to officially cancel the remainder of the 2020 season. This decision has been made with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.”

Hopes of the league returning next year were high, but just this afternoon ESPN reported that the XFL has no intention of returning in 2021. This seems to be a continued issue for the XFL as their first season in 2001 lasted only one season with no return. This could possibly lead to another failed attempt by Vince McMahon to bring his football vision to the world. Ironically, the XFL’s twitter released the following video:

Could this signify the end of the XFL all together or merely a goodbye for now? Doesn’t look to good either way.

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