After the tragic collapse of Bolton star Fabrice Muamba during the club's FA Cup tie against Tottenham, Bolton are reportedly meeting with the FA Committee, sometime in the next two days, to decide if they want to continue or quit their FA Cup campaign this season, according to a Sun report.
The Trotters' camp is reportedly very shaken following Muamba's collapse. Their midfielder is reportedly still in a very critical condition after his cardiac arrest. Also, the club finds it hard to tell their players to return to White Hart Lane for a rematch.
Different players have different opinions about continuing the campaign. While some have decided not to go back to White Hart Lane so soon after that unfortunate incident, others (especially the seniors) feel this is a good chance for the Trotters to win the fixture... for Muamba. The final decision, however, will be taken in the next couple of days.
Bolton, who are fighting hard to avoid relegation from the Premier League, have also postponed their match against Aston Villa (which was due to be played on Tuesday), to a later date.
"Bolton Wanderers can confirm that Tuesday evening's Premier League fixture has been postponed following talks with Aston Villa and the Premier League. The club would like to thank Aston Villa and the Premier League for their kind support and understanding at this time. A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course," read a statement on the club's official Web site.
The Premier League also released an official statement on the postponed match between Aston Villa and Bolton.
"Following Fabrice Muamba's admission to hospital yesterday evening, the Premier League and Aston Villa have agreed to Bolton Wanderers' request to postpone the Premier League match between the two clubs scheduled for Tuesday March 20," the Premier League said in a statement, according to an ESPN report.
"The match will be rearranged at a future date following appropriate consultation with the clubs. The thoughts of the Premier League, its clubs and players are with Fabrice Muamba, his family and Bolton Wanderers at this difficult time," continued the statement.
Also, Bolton manager Owen Coyle feels his players are not in a state to play after that tragic incident at White Hart Lane.
"The players wouldn't be in any fit state to play. Football pales into insignificance at this time," The Sun quoted Coyle as saying.