FSG have often pushed the envelope, looking to see what they could get away with businesswise. This week they’ve gone beyond the pale. Liverpool last night announced they intend to join a European Super League. Fans are understandably livid.
What is the European Super League?
12 clubs have decided that they have a God given right to be in Europe’s premier competition.
These clubs have, as a result, announced they’re breaking away from UEFA and are starting their own midweek league.
The European Super League would be instead of the Champions League but not the domestic leagues.
Which clubs are in the European Super League? Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid and Liverpool have signed up to the European Super League.
The tournament would see 15 founder clubs (the final three to be announced) joined by five teams who have qualified based on domestic achievements. The 20 teams would be split into two groups of ten, before top clubs from each group met in a knockout phase.
Liverpool and the European Super League
The backlash has been almighty.
Liverpool fans don’t want the club in this Super League.
Condemnation of the plans have been met with widespread criticism with politicians and pundits alike slamming the cash grab.
There are no words for how betrayed fans feel.
This is nothing short of a cash grab and it is a greedy, selfish one at that.
The move is perhaps the final chapter in the prophecy that football was made by the poor and stolen by the rich.
Fans have made their feelings known.