Crass, insincere, greedy idiots…..
You’re not going to get away with carving up “The Beautiful Game” in this country” Mr Henry and all yer greedy cronies !
Personally, I have little interest in football but it’s traditions are rooted in working people and their affiliation to their local town team.
Gradually greed has seeped into the game, first by overpaying the players and importing foreign players, and this detracted from the local affinity people had with their clubs; putting the cost of attendance out of the range of ordinary people whose seats were filled…..or actually often NOT filled by corporates!
Then the oligarchs, and others who have made their millions by dubious means from the Middle and Far East, started buying the clubs with huge support from the vile gambling businesses.
But yesterday, by announcing the European Super League, they went a step too far…..attempting to create an uncompetitive cartel – a hotchpotch of greedy owners attempting to clone the NFL in America where there is no real reward or punishment for success or failure in terms of relegation or promotion. They just wanted to create a money making machine!
Twenty four hours later, the whole thing fell apart after “The Fans” caused uproar, said they would never go to another match and even Boris got involved. It was said that the UK would not grant visas and work permits for foreign players, the offending clubs would not be able to compete in any UK leagues and saying that any British player joining this farrago of rubbish would not be able to play for his country in future football internationals.
Perhaps these monied rich owners will now come to realise they are only the custodians of these historic football clubs and that they cannot mess with the British supporters!
By the way the game is FOOTBALL – a game played with the feet. It is not “Soccer” !!
Let’s Tour England !