Soccer fans all over the world are not happy with the latest reports on the European Super League that could be coming soon.
Massive news has dropped on Sunday, as the European Super League announced 12 clubs that would be ready to get the new competition going down the road. Those clubs are Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Barcelona, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan.
With this new European Super League, there’d be 20 teams in the mix from all over the continent, with these 12 being the founding members. As you might imagine, countless folks out there are not happy whatsoever, as it would completely change the sport as we know it. Twitter is a firestorm right now.
Fans are furious with the new European Super League news from Sunday
Really hoping a big name player from one of the “Super League” clubs comes out in opposition to it.
— Spencer (@SpencerOwen) April 19, 2021
Former Manchester United defender @GNev2 had this to say about the plans for a breakaway European Super League 🗣
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 19, 2021
Super League burns because after one of the hardest seasons ever, when we were all told it was about community and entertaining those who needed an outlet, a bunch of boring suited men have turned around and gone "No it's about money."
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) April 19, 2021
billionaires will literally create a super league instead of going to therapy
— #YemenCantWait (@katebvsh) April 18, 2021
— Ramzeen A V (@av_ramzi) April 18, 2021
Horrible to feel ashamed of your club, but seeing that we're part of a group that wants to Americanize European sport to protect greedy owners 'investment' with a Super League is painful.
Using the pandemic as cover for a football heist is grim.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) April 18, 2021
As you can see from the tweets above, soccer supporters from all over the globe hate the idea and are calling out clubs for being greedy. Again, this will change European soccer as we know and love it.
UEFA is also angry with Sunday’s latest update on the league. UEFA officials said that any teams or players who join this Super League will be banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions. This would of course include the World Cup, which is a terrifying thought.
After the #SuperLeague statement, this is the UEFA position: "Every club and player participating in the Super League could be banned from all UEFA and FIFA competitions, European or International level". 🚨 #UEFA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 18, 2021
Only time will tell if this Super League ends up going through. If it does, there’s going to be plenty of division on how people feel about it. On one side, the best players in the world will consistently go up against one another, but it takes away from plenty of tradition. The early indication is the majority of people couldn’t be more against it.