Gary Neville condemns ridiculous breakaway league idea
Hang your heads in shame – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham.
According to the Times, the Champions League could be set to undergo a major format change, with the threat of a new breakaway league involving some of the biggest names in Europe.
United, Liverpool and Chelsea have signed up to enter the league, while City are yet to do so, as per The Times.
Real Madrid are also mentioned as being among the teams leading the way to form a breakaway league.
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on European Super League:
The clubs concerned could be banned from playing in any other competition, domestic, European or world level and players denied the opportunity to represent their national team. pic.twitter.com/V8xLxtsw9G
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 18, 2021
The news has not gone down well with football fans, who were never consulted, and sources close to Stretty News can confirm that representatives were not informed about the situation either.
Since when have Europe's elite been permanent? Villa & Forest (twice) have won the European Cup. Man Utd had to pay AC Milan to visit in '88. A Super League without clubs from the EU's two biggest countries/economies, Germany & France? Do one.
And nobody ever consults the fans.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) April 18, 2021
Former United captain Gary Neville also took aim at the clubs involved in the European Super League, saying (as quoted by journalist Laurie Whitwell): “I think to bring forward proposals in the midst of COVID and the economic crisis that exists for all clubs is an absolute scandal United and the rest of the big clubs who have signed up for it should be ashamed of themselves.”
Gary Neville powerful on Sky Sports. Calls plans to create a Super League during a pandemic a “scandal”. Says #MUFC + other signatories should be “ashamed of themselves”.
“Deduct points off them all.”
It’s greed. Plain + simple.https://t.co/L2xTZLdDwl
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) April 18, 2021
Moreover, UEFA and the Premier League condemns the proposal.
UEFA have threatened to ban players from playing in any other competition at the domestic, European or world level if they take part in a European Super League. pic.twitter.com/3rv35QlhBV
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 18, 2021
Premier League statement. pic.twitter.com/1dAuQYzTER
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) April 18, 2021
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I dont think there’s anything wrong with having the ESL. Infact, this will allow more unused players to showcase their skills since they rarely get in situations were veteran players of their respective clubs are fatiqued or being reserved for future (more important) fixtures.