Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Inter Milan have already announced their willingness to quit the project. Back to the reasons for this huge failure.
Next time around, club leaders will turn their tongues in their mouths seven times before launching their eyes closed into a revolution. The twelve founders of the Super League wanted “a strategic vision and a business approach to increase the value and profits of the entire football pyramid.” In short, generate additional income: a payment of 3.5 billion euros was promised to the club.
It is difficult to refuse the greed in this time of economic crisis. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter, Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona fell into the nets of Florentino Perez and Andrea Agnelli, the presidents of Real Madrid and the Juventus Turin who pulled the strings of the project. However, they quickly became disillusioned.
The supporters did not join
In addition to the first official reactions on Sunday evening from the European federations and leagues, the announcement of the project created a real outcry in all the clubs concerned. In England, supporters immediately expressed their disagreement by threatening to break with their club of hearts.
“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 once again shows that those involved do have no respect for the traditions of the game “, said a press release from Manchester City fans, for example.