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Club Statement – European Super League

19 April 2021

Our reaction to the announcement of the formation of a European Super League is one of deep sadness and dismay. For it to take place at a time when so many clubs and grass roots football are battling with the consequences of Covid-19 is reprehensible.

Similar to our stance on Project Big Picture, we are vehemently against the concentration of power and ever-increasing wealth in the hands of just a few clubs who at a point in time believe they have the right to entrench that power and wealth forever.

It will destroy the principles upon which the game has been played in England for more than a century and will have severe consequences on the football pyramid and beyond. We must not be fooled by empty promises of this wealth trickling down the pyramid. The falsehood of those promises was laid bare upon proper analysis of the figures contained in Project Big Picture.

The time has come to put an end to this disgraceful money and power grab. To compromise yet again with these so-called big clubs will only delay the inevitable.

We implore Government to finally take action to preserve the game in this country and for FIFA, UEFA and the Premier League to stand firm against the attempts to destroy the game as we know it. We would also hope to see the board of the EFL speak out strongly against the formation of the European Super League.  

On a positive note, it is extremely encouraging to see so many fans and the supporter groups of these big clubs speaking out in opposition to these plans. Empty stadiums have convincingly shown that fans are the lifeblood of the game. Despite claims that this is a response to the desires of fans, clearly true football fans do not want the abomination of a European Super League or an undermined and compromised domestic league structure.


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