Paris Saint-Germain were unceremoniously crowned Ligue 1 champions when the decision was made to cancel the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus.
Typically, players know going into a match whether they will clinch a league title or not and there’s a big celebration afterward among the players and supporters especially if it’s a home match.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case this season. Following the announcement from the French government in late April that no sports could take place before September, the Ligue de Football Professionnel had no choice but to shutter the league. Ligue 1 was the first of the five major leagues in Europe to cancel the season and the only one of the five to do so as we would later learn.
In an interview with ESPN Redes, Leandro Paredes shared how he learned that he was a Ligue 1 champion for the second time in his career.
“I woke up and when I grabbed the phone, I saw a WhatsApp message in the club group, there were trophies and messages that we were champions. This is not the best way to do it but hey, that’s one more title.”
Waking up to a message saying you’re a champion has to be in the top five of best ways to wake up, right?
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