What has been inevitable for quite some time may soon become a reality in the world of club football.
As noted by The New York Times, there have been continual discussions revolving around the formation of a European Super League. This would see Europe’s biggest clubs such as Real Madrid, Liverpool and multiple other powerhouse sides joining forces to create a yearly closed competition. These clubs would compete amongst each other every year and as pointed out by the report, all sides that elect to join could haul in more than $400 million.
This proposal has generated outrage on social media, from media personalities to fans.
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville lashed out at the idea by calling it a “disgrace.”
"It's pure greed."
Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville has condemned plans for a European super league, saying he is "absolutely disgusted" – especially with Manchester United and Liverpool FC.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 18, 2021
However, not all powerhouse clubs are interested in taking part in this proposed new competition. RMC Sport reports that for the moment, the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern Munich have declined an invitation to take part in the European Super League.
Of course, PSG supporters are well behind their club’s decision to not accept this European Super League invite. More so, non-PSG supporters are also showing respect to this call as well.
“PSG has been pruned everywhere in Europe for the last 10 years as a so-called “golden club”, but today we can see who remains lucid in front of the call of money and the overexploitation of the soccer business. Soccer above all.”
Ça taille beaucoup le PSG partout en Europe depuis 10 ans sur un soit disant « club doré » mais aujourd’hui on voit bien qui reste lucide face l’appel de l’argent et à la surexploitation du business foot…
Le football avant tout
— Artorito (@ArtoritoPSG) April 18, 2021
So, no Bayern, Dortmund or PSG. But Arsenal and Spurs? Yeah, that’s some “super” league you have there, boys.
— John Molinaro (@JohnMolinaro) April 18, 2021
It remains to be seen on the final proposal for the clubs interested in joining the planned European Super League.
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