The announcement of the European Super League absolutely shocked the football world. The developments in the last 24 hours tend to shake the foundations built over 100 years ago. A breakaway league with 12 founding members, the Super league threatens the game as we know it. If it comes to fruition, it may sound danger bells to domestic leagues and cups and also European tournaments like the Champions League.
Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action.
They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country. (1/2)
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 18, 2021
Super league is backed by almost all of the European powerhouses. Big clubs are looking for financial relief from somewhere to cover for the huge losses suffered due to the pandemic. Super League promises just that. Clubs are expected to pocket north of £300 million just by accepting the invitation to play. Nearly all the clubs have accepted the invitation offered. It’s only a matter of time before others accept too.
BREAKING: Together we will be stronger 🏆
— European Super League (@EuroSuperLeagu) April 19, 2021
This might sound good for the clubs, fans are absolutely hating the idea. Ex footballers have bashed the idea of Super League and have condemned the clubs joining it. Everyone had different opinions. As usual, Twitter was flooded with a multitude of tweets on the topic. Foot the ball brings you some
Football fans across the world have bashed the idea of the Super league. They feel that this decision is solely benefitting clubs and their financial benefits but not the fans and communities.
🎶 The day the football died 🎶
So, bye-bye, Super League Big Five
If you think I’m having Spurs then Dan Levy is high
And them rich ol' boys were drinkin' football dry
Singin', "This'll be the day the game died
This'll be the day the game died”
— Spencer (@SpencerOwen) April 19, 2021
Our statement regarding last night’s announcement: pic.twitter.com/ZRD9vPKNRV
— Spion Kop 1906 (@SpionKop1906) April 19, 2021
🗣 “Our job is to maximize our revenues. The wider good of the game is a secondary concern. The clubs don’t care about the backlash and opinions of the fans.
-A board member of one of the ‘big 6’ to Sky Sports pic.twitter.com/ALzH7ROOAD
— Football Talk (@Football_TaIk) April 19, 2021
The European Super League. The biggest display of greed since I ate 6 packets of pickled onion Monster Munch in one go.
— Thogdad (@thogdad) April 18, 2021
German teams were lauded for rejecting the idea of super league
German football should be regarded as a wonderful thing. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund not signed up. German clubs respect their fans.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) April 18, 2021
PUNDITS AND BROADCASTERS CONDEMN IT
Players playing in the Super league are being threatened with severe sanctions from UEFA and FIFA
UEFA’s Alexander Ceferin confirms: “The players that will play in the Super League will be banned from playing in the World Cup and Euros. Ceferin. They will not be allowed play for their national teams”. 🚫🇪🇺 #SuperLeague
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2021
A furious Gary Neville has hit out at plans to launch a breakaway European Super League, labelling the English clubs involved a "disgrace" and calling for them to face sanctions from the Premier League.
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) April 18, 2021
BT statement on the European Super League developments. pic.twitter.com/y35IGqXmSD
— BT Sport (@btsport) April 19, 2021
PLAYERS REACT NEGATIVELY
Players like Ander Herrera and Mesut Ozil wanted to preserve the culture of football and not ruin it.
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) April 19, 2021
Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there…⚽💔
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 19, 2021
THE OTHER SIDE
Few believe that, UEFA and FIFA deserve this as they had monopoly on the game. This move would dissolve that status.
UEFA only have themselves to blame, years of false promises about FFP when some of us planned for it, and respected it. They allowed teams to create loopholes and abuse it. Now they want to moan because clubs have had enough of their organisation, they are as culpable as anyone
— MR DT (@MrDtAFC) April 19, 2021
The audacity of anyone associated with Sky Sports talking about GREED!!! Is it a ‘criminal act’ like the power grab the Premier League made 30 years ago!? Panicking over their monopoly being ended. Like you don’t have vested interests in the current structure being maintained..🙄 https://t.co/WtaHWl7Pq2
— Arsène's Son 🎈 (@hughwizzy) April 18, 2021
Then there was the usual banter.
Launching a new pizza: #EuropeanSuperLeague
Toppings: Greed. Betrayal. Some amazing football teams. And Arsenal & Spurs.
— Domino’s Pizza UK (@Dominos_UK) April 19, 2021
😂😂😂 I'm here for the Arsenal Super League banter… https://t.co/fUBozp7OZ8
— Shower. (@NateGumede) April 19, 2021
Banter is sweeter when we lose to clubs like Sheffield United or Westbrom
Super league can’t give that kind of banter
How will I banter Manchester United when Real Madrid or Barcelona beat them
— Lati Eniola ⭐️⭐YOUR FAVOURITE ERRAND SERVICE GUY (@Lati_eniola) April 19, 2021
The game as we know might change in the near future. Time will only tell whether the change’s good or bad for the game and the fans.