He has also revealed that he would withdraw the Latics from the top flight should such a rule ever be enforced.
"It's the most stupid suggestion I've ever heard in my life," said the 74-year-old. "If it was to happen I would resign Wigan from the Premier League and go back and play in the Football League.
"It would ruin and kill English football."
Whelan's Wigan were promoted to the Premier League in 2005.