Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness has a warning for FSG and other owners after the Super League appeared to collapse on Tuesday evening. This is just the beginning, he warns.
Sunday evening saw the Super League born. Tuesday evening likely saw it die, for now.
It’s an incredible fall and one that is already costing high-profile jobs. But according to Graeme Souness, this is just the beginning of the Super League fallout.
“This is just the beginning,” he told Sky Sports. “The supporters will not forgive the people who decided to go for this idea.
“They were going to sell the souls of our major football institutions. They were selling their souls for a few bob, quick money.
“Our supporters will not forgive them. We are not America. I don’t know how these clubs will get back onside – this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
What RTK has to say
We hope he’s right. This can’t be the end of the fight as nothing truly changes if we stop here.
These clubs will fall back into their privileged positions that allowed them to do this in the first place. That’s what they hope, certainly.
Instead, resignations like Woodward’s should be the minimum. Should Manchester United’s owners allow Woodward to take the fall? Absolutely not. Or rather, fans can’t allow them to use him like that.
And the same goes for FSG. Liverpool fans must continue this fight or they’ll simply try it again in a few years.
In all likelihood, we need FSG out of Liverpool in favour of a fan-owned model. Is that possible? No idea. But it’s got to be the direction we move in for all of these clubs, surely.
Otherwise, they will try it again. Why wouldn’t they? It’s enormously profitable for owners and they’ll simply attempt to make it easier for next time.
Unless, of course, we eliminate any option by removing these people from our clubs.