EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE: West Midlanders anger at proposals
The announcement of a break-away European Super League has angered football fans across the West Midlands.
That condemnation has been echoed by most in the football world with pundits and fans united in their anger at what many believe to be a greedy money grab. Protests have already been seen across the country with concerns the move will see the end of the game as we know it.
Aston Villa are one of 14 premier league clubs who met on Tuesday to plan their response to the super league plans. Speaking to the express and star chief executive Christian Purslow said:
"These proposals do away with sporting merit,"
"It would enable a small number of clubs to be in this competition come what may and, for millions of people in football, that goes against everything the sport means and stands for.
"The idea is that the uncertainty that comes with sport, that makes it so compelling, that we all love, is actually damaging to the business models of these huge clubs.
And is statement is echoed by fans of the beautiful game with unprecedented anger by many.
79% of football fans oppose the creation of European Super League, 51% of fans think the ‘big six’ European Super League clubs should be kicked out of the Premier League with 55% thinking they should face financial penalties.
75% say clubs down the football pyramid will suffer financially from the ESL formation and perhaps most importantly for the money hungry box six a similar number say they will refuse to watch the games.
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