From our Swindon Correspondent:
Plans for a European super league would be “very damaging” for football and “we support football authorities in taking action”, Boris Johnson has said.
The prime minister tweeted that the proposals “would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country”.
How 12 private businesses in a field as irrelevant to the common good as football choose to organise themselves really shouldn’t be the business of the Prime Minister, especially during a pandemic. This isn’t an electricity or water cartel. It’s a bunch of blokes kicking a ball around on a Saturday afternoon for entertainment.
He added: “The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps.”
And they do. Don’t like it, stop giving your money to Man United. Instead of supporting a club halfway across the country that you only started supporting because they were the winners when you were a child, go and find your local non-league side, with cheap prices, terraces and a bunch of local people, where that geographical name still means something. Or get into fly fishing.
Of course, it’s most likely that football fans will grumble about this and then just cough up the money, like they always do, so why wouldn’t the clubs do this?