ACEHFOOTBALL.net - In the midst of the spirit of rolling back competition in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, an unproductive discourse has emerged: held a national football competition without relegation.
This is really a joke when other countries have made more progressive steps in running competitions towards new normality. However, Indonesian football is thinking backwards. Impressed playful. Joke. Competition without relegation opens the door to gambling grounds.
Remember, the essence of the competition is promotion and relegation. When without degradation, is not a competition in its name. But, tournament. What is worrying is if without relegation players or clubs play half-heartedly. Just what it was.
This competition is not competitive. There will be buying and selling of matches to get illicit income in football. And, if this happens it will be very bad for the development of national football.
So far, gambling and scoring have become chronic diseases of our football until finally a task force was formed from the police, Anti-Football Mafia Satgaspolri.
Nah, if the door is opened again through a policy of no degradation, this is very dangerous. This will trap PSSI General Chairperson Mochamad Iriawan for violating the PSSI Statute and also tarnishing his image as a police officer if match setting and match acting and match fixing until it happens.
Remember the experience of former General Chairman Edy Rahmayadi who was ousted in the middle of the road due to his inability to control the playing mafia. Keep in mind, the current situation is different from the beginning 2020 when a new pandemic occurs. Now, all have come to a new normal.
All countries run competitions as usual even though they are held behind closed doors and adhere to strict health protocols. The bottom line, if there is no relegation then there is no need for competition. Just create tournaments throughout the pandemic. Don't make it weird.
On one side of the League 1 without degradation, on the other side of the League 2 there is promotion without relegation. Football lovers must ask: WHAT IS THIS? Our advice from Save Our Soccer, so that our football remains healthy, just run the competition according to the rules. There is no need to come up with controversial policies. That is all!