The European Premier League, which includes 12 major European clubs, was formed early Monday. However, with the exception of the participants, there was generally negative criticism of the league’s revival.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson Considers the plans “extremely harmful to football”; Emmanuel Macron The President of the French Republic welcomed the refusal of Ligue 1 clubs to join.
Victor Urban The prime minister has also spoken of his opposition to the creation of the Premier League.
The European Football Association (UEFA) issued a joint statement with the English (FA), Italian (FIGC), Spanish Confederations (RFEF), the English League, Italian League and La Liga, in which they affirmed that they remain united and act with all strength possible to prevent a disintegration.
The European Club Association (ECA) is vehemently opposed to the new league, and according to the Football Fan Association,
The business was driven by nothing but ironic greed.
Several former footballers have also spoken out against the new initiative. Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder, Danny Murphy He told the BBC that the plans “appear to be without a soul”, Gary Neville I spoke to Sky Sports about “total disgust”, and the latter is a former Manchester colleague, Ryo Ferdinand And I told BT Sport that
The suggestion hurts the fans the most.
Interestingly, fan groups from the six founding clubs (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) also condemn the Premier League.
a Liverpool The Spirit of Shankly was shocked by the decision of the US proprietary Fenway Sports Group (FSG).
FSG ignored fans for their relentless and greedy pursuit of money. Football is ours, not theirs. Our club is ours, not theirs.
a In Chelsea Rather, they went further, describing the act as an unforgivable sin.
Football fans all over the world can experience final betrayal.
The At Arsenal They were not proficient in joining the club:
Arsenal dies as a sports institution.
a Manchester Not supported, a in the city United described “disrespecting the traditions of the game” as an “anti-football act”.
a In Tottenham The question of money has also been raised:
ESL is a concept driven by greed and self-interest at the expense of the game’s inner values that we love so much.
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(Cover photo: Chelsea fans in London on November 11, 2018. Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images Hungary)