As with almost every industry, the football world has had to go into lockdown itself. With the sport stopping everywhere in the world seemingly, with the questionable exception of Belarus, there has been an understandable slowdown in the football economy too.
Many workers have been put on furlough, and while there may be difficulties in the very short term, there is expectation that most businesses can weather this storm. Larger businesses have cash reserves and have taken up the government’s furlough offer to the max, while others are able to continue almost as normal while working from home, at least in the short term.
Sports betting has felt the effect of lack of live sport, while journalism in that field is also needing to take a step back, writers often needing to change their offers from football to esports or another industry altogether.