This week has been a tumultuous one for football to say the least and we’re barely into it. Over the weekend a dozen greedy clubs announced their intention to in essence kill the sport as we know it in Europe. Fans, politicians and pundits have all come out to criticise the move. We could be offered some hope by Jordan Henderson reportedly arranging a meeting of Premier League captains in order to coordinate a response.
Super League controversy
I’ve seen some bad ideas in my time. Some pretty woeful ones.
This one takes the biscuit.
This week a dozen clubs announced that they were breaking away from UEFA to start their own midweek competition: The Super League.
The move would see the 12 clubs joined by three further founding sides and five teams who would qualify based on domestic performance.
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The 15 founding clubs would govern the league, unable to be relegated from their closed shop.
This Super League has been met by sweeping condemnation throughout society.
The nature of the competition poses an existential threat to the footballing pyramid, as a result fans, pundits, players and politicians have reacted venomously to the proposals.
Some have even called for the offending clubs to be banned from the Premier League.
Jordan Henderson meeting Premier League captains
Fans have made their feelings known with protests at Anfield and Elland Road this week.
Now people are looking towards the players to see what they are willing to do about the issue.
According to The Athletic, Jordan Henderson has called a meeting of Premier League captains in order to coordinate a response to the problem.
The meeting will take place this Wednesday. The outlet states that Henderson is seen as one of the division’s most influential captains having coordinating the players’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What RTK has to say
Fingers crossed this works.
Best case scenario we will see strike action called by the players.
The players refusing to engage with the sport until this is cancelled could well be our only option left.
The billionaire owners are incredibly powerful, it will take more than just fans protesting in order to get them to listen.
We asked Emile Heskey if strike action is a possibility and the ex-England striker told us that is 100% is, particularly given that it would have the backing of fans everywhere.
We’ll be eagerly anticipating the outcome of this meeting, it could be a turning point in the issue.