US Portsmouth chairman Rich Stephenson believes the FA were too hasty to declare much of the non-league season null and void.

While steps 3-7 were declared null and void a fortnight ago, the Premier League, the EFL and the National League could yet restart – be it in May, June or even July.

Stephenson is asking if those clubs can be allowed to continue their season once the Covid-19 crisis is over, why not some non-league clubs as well?

“No-one really knows what is going to happen in two weeks, four weeks, four months, do they?” he said.

“The FA could have let it ride and then acted when we got to the end of the actual season (which would have been on April 25).

“They could have then made another decision.”

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