Saying Goodbye to the XFL Thanks to COVID-19

After canceling the rest of their season about a month ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, the XFL has now suspended their operations this morning and laid off nearly all of its staff. The league also currently has no plans to return for the 2021 season. This became a trending topic on Twitter if the league should have shut down or not. Here are some tweets to show reactions from fans that didn’t like to see it go down:

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon owns the XFL and this was his second attempt at starting a professional football league. In 2001, McMahon’s original version of the XFL also folded after one year. Some fans weren’t very surprised to see the league folding so soon and tweeted out reactions in agreeance with the league shut down:

The XFL is the second spring football league to shut down in recent years. In 2019, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) had to shut down and be closed after running out of money eight weeks into the season. The XFL is the first pro sports league to crash during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.

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