Exclusive: Emile Heskey believes strike action v Super League is possible

Liverpool have disgraced themselves this week. The Reds signed up to a European Super League and as a result have tarnished the club’s reputation. Many believe there’s still a chance to stop this train. We asked Emile Heskey whether players could take strike action to prevent the Super League, the ex-England striker told us it’s a possibility.

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Super League scandal

Football as we know it is under threat.

This week 12 greedy clubs announced that they plan to breakaway and form a European Super League.

The offending clubs are: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

The teams expect to be joined by three more founding members ahead of their inaugural season.

The move to a closed shop tournament has been met with widespread condemnation.

Fans, pundits, players and politicians have spoken out against the competition.

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Emile Heskey on strike action v Super League

At the moment everybody is asking what we can do to stop this.

Fans are hoping that players and coaches will have it in them to stand up for the game.

We asked Emile Heskey if strike action is possible in protest against the Super League, the former Liverpool forward told Rousing the Kop:

“100%. The funny thing is, if it does get to that you would get the backing of every single fan.

“That is one thing you probably wouldn’t get in any other situation. You would get the backing of all the fans all over the world. It could come to that, you can’t just have two striking, it has to be a collective.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool players taking strike action would warm the hearts of fans everywhere.

If there’s any community that will get behind a strike it’s the Merseyside community.

We are a place of hardened socialist principles and we may need to draw on them in the near future.

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