The Super League project caused an explosion in Europe, especially in Great Britain. Many voices are raised against this project, including among the supporters of the clubs involved in this new competition.
The project divides. Even for the moment even provokes more hostile reactions than movements of adhesions. Twelve major European clubs, without a French club, PSG having refused to participate, have announced the upcoming creation of a Super League. A competition that would bring together twenty clubs, including fifteen permanent, and would cause the end of the Champions League in its current system. Six English clubs are among these “revolutionaries”: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.
Historical and popular clubs which do not seem to have the support of their supporters of always. Several groups of English supporters have already expressed their strong hostility. A group of Chelsea supporters, the Chelsea Supporters Trust, speak of “the ultimate betrayal” and “a greedy move to line the pockets of those at the top, taken without regard for loyal supporters, our history, our future and the future of football in this country. It is unforgivable. Enough is enough. “
Fans want to fight Super League
A feeling shared by the members of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter’s Trust: “Yesterday, the management of THFC betrayed the club, its history and the magic of this game which makes it so special when they put their name on the press release announcing the departure for the Super League. “
On the City side too, words are harsh, from Manchester City FC Official Supporters Club: “These stories have now been confirmed and include City and we are extremely disappointed to have this confirmation. Manchester City FC Official Supporters Club are totally opposed to anything that creates a path to the “European Super League”. This proposed new competition has no sporting merit and appears to be motivated by greed.Moreover, it was created without the knowledge or input of any group of supporters and shows once again that those involved have no respect for the traditions of the game. We are determined to fight this Super League proposal and will work again with Group 1894, all other fan groups to do whatever we can to make sure our voices are heard. These owners, no matter where they come from, seem to think the football is theirs. “