Fans all over the world are against the new concept of European Super League/Cup. Football is in a big problem and fans won’t tolerate its downfall.
Concept of European Super League
- Twelve of Europe’s biggest clubs came with a new concept of introducing a Super Cup.
- The founding clubs will receive ‘a one-time payment of the order of 3.5 billion euros’.
- No German team will be allowed to participate in the competition.
- ESL would operate in the form of a regular season between 20 clubs.
- The 15 founders will automatically qualify each year.However, the other five will be drawn from invitations.
- Games will be organized in midweek.
- A minimum of 10 games would be there for each team.
What players and experts said about the new league
- Mesut Ozil
“Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League — not any Super League,” Ozil wrote.
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
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“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.”
- Ander Herrera
“I fell in love with popular football, with the football of the fans, with the dream of seeing the team of my heart compete against the greatest. If this European Super League advances, those dreams are over, the illusions of the fans of the teams that are not giants of being able to win on the field competing in the best competitions will end.
“I love football and I cannot remain silent about this, I believe in an improved Champions League, but not in the rich stealing what the people created, which is nothing other than the most beautiful sport on the planet.”
- Bruno Fernandes
“Dreams can’t be bought”
- Hans Joachim (Dortmund CEO)
“The board members of the ECA came together for a virtual meeting on Sunday evening, where it was agreed that the board’s decision from last Friday still stands,”
“This decision dictates that all clubs wish to implement the proposed reforms to the Champions League. The ECA board members took a clear stance in rejecting plans for the establishment of a Super League.
“Both German clubs on the ECA board, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, shared exactly the same stance throughout all discussions.
- Aleksander Ceferin (UEFA President)
“I cannot stress more strongly how everyone is united against these disgraceful, self-serving proposals, fuelled by greed above all else.
“We are all united against this nonsense of a project. Cynical plan, completely against what football should be. We cannot and will not allow that to change.
“Players who will play in the teams that might play in the closed league will be banned from the World Cup and Euros. We urge everyone to stand tall with us as we do everything in our power to ensure this never ends up in fruition.”