This is a grim week for football. The sport as we know it is in the midst of a great schism. 12 clubs have announced their intention to form a breakaway Super League. Liverpool fans have let their feelings known by ordering the removal of all flags and banners from the Kop.
Super League formation
This week has seen the announcement of a breakaway Super League.
12 clubs have signed up for the competition, the offending clubs being Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.
The clubs are expected to be joined by three more founding clubs who cannot be relegated from the competition.
Five extra places in the Super League will be up for grabs based on domestic performance.
Reports in Germany have suggested that Schalke will be joining as a founding club.
The format would see two leagues of ten played out, the top three from each league meeting for the quarter finals. Fourth and fifth in each league would compete in play off for the final quarter final spots.
UEFA and the continent’s top divisions have threatened severe repercussions if the Super League goes ahead.
Liverpool fans remove Kop banners
Spion Kop 1906 has announced that Liverpool fans will be removing banners from the Kop ahead of the Reds’ home game with Newcastle United.
The fan group has said that it cannot support a club which puts greed above the integrity of the game.
With fans absent from games due to the pandemic the Kop has been covered with supporters’ banners which will look incredibly bare without them.
What RTK has to say
We back this wholeheartedly.
It is embarrassing being a Liverpool fan at the moment.
We need to send FSG a message, yet again. When will they learn?