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France cancels Ligue 1 and 2 season, Jersey Week continues, and more: Freedom Kicks for April 29, 2020

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Another league’s season bites the dust.

Paris Saint-Germain v Nimes Olympique - Ligue 1 Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, cool cats and kittens. Let’s break down some of the news that hit yesterday:

Ligue 1 & 2: France’s top two divisions will not resume this season - BBC

Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 are done, as France has banned all sporting events until September 1st due to the coronavirus pandemic. What is unclear is whether there will be promotion/relegation or if a champion will be crowned.

Jersey Week: Worst jerseys in U.S. Soccer history - SSFC

It’s Jersey Week at SB Nation, and we discuss the worst jerseys in United States men’s and women’s national team history. If discussing the worst in our national teams’ history isn’t enough for you, follow me on Twitter as we do a fan vote for the Best U.S. Jersey of All Time. I’ll give you a hint as to which one it should be, but if you know me, you already know.

FIFA medical chief doesn’t want games played before Sept. 1 - ESPNFC

UEFA wants all leagues to have plans to restart their leagues in place by May 25th, but one FIFA doctor wants leagues to forget about restarting this season and focus on preparing for a September 1st start of the next season.

The best player to wear each number in Major League Soccer history - MLS

Roy Lassiter (15), Eddie Pope (23), Bill Hamid (28), Bobby Boswell (32), and Oneil Fisher (91) are on the list for D.C. United.

Barcelona deny Camp Nou naming rights deal with Mike Tyson’s cannabis company - ESPNFC

Mike Tyson wanted to purchase the naming rights for the Camp Nou from Barcelona for his cannabis company. However, sounds like Barcelona hasn’t received an offer from the company yet, so the Camp Nou remains on the side of the stadium.

Finally, some excellent news for an iconic D.C. restaurant, as Ben’s Chili Bowl looks like it has received the funding it needs to remain open:

Enjoy the day, everyone!