Liverpool has been dragged through the mud in the past few days. The club has had its reputation forever tarnished by the greedy actions of the latest cowboys to run the club. Following the U-turn over the Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry of FSG has issued an apology video. Fans have had their say.
Super League scandal
It is impossible to overstate just how awful the past couple of days has been for football.
On Sunday night a dozen clubs announced their intention to form a Super League.
The guilty parties were: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.
The dirty dozen wanted to breakaway from UEFA and form their own European competition, one which they were guaranteed to play in each season.
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The 12 teams expected to be joined by a further three founding clubs ahead of its inaugural season, with five sides qualifying each year based on domestic achievement.
The Super League was meant to consist of two leagues of 10, the top three of each competing in the quarter finals with the winners of the fourth and fifth place playoffs.
The announcement angered fans, pundits and politicians the world over.
Everybody from Gary Neville to Jeremy Corbyn to James Corden came out in vehement opposition.
The closed shop nature of the competition threatened the very life of the football pyramid.
By Tuesday night the fans had made their voices heard loudly enough.
One by one Premier League sides pulled out of the competition.
Chelsea were the first to go, setting off a domino effect which has left Florentino Perez’s plan in tatters.
Although the Super League hasn’t formally disbanded yet there’s surely no chance of it persisting without English, German or French sides.
John Henry and FSG apology video
Ed Woodward has stepped down as Manchester United chairman in the wake of the debacle.
He isn’t the only chairman under scrutiny for his role in the project.
John Henry and FSG have issued an apology video in response to the venomous backlash.
The owner offered his supposedly sincere apologies in the video, insisting that he believed he was acting in the best interests of the club.
Henry also expressed his sorrow for the position he put Jürgen Klopp and the players in with his cash grab.
An apology isn’t enough this time, he has done irreparable damage to the club’s reputation. He needs to go.
Twitter reacts to John Henry apology
Fans have made their feelings quite clear.