Statement on the Proposed European Super League

By now we are all well aware of the plan by rebel clubs from who have all agreed in principle to support proposals to launch an independent European Super League. Italian clubs Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan, in addition to Spain’s Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. England is the country with the most sign-ups so far, as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have conspired with their European counterparts and are committed to the plan.

While on the face of it, some might question why a women’s football website is sticking its nose in, but it will have a huge impact on the women’s game. Mostly due to the vague statement which said, “As soon as practicable after the start of the men’s competition, a corresponding women’s league will also be launched, helping to advance and develop the women’s game.”

If the ‘big six’ who swan off to play in this European Super League to earn disgusting amounts of money then that would no doubt get fed to their women’s team which will no doubt cause a small monopoly at the summit of the women’s football pyramid. Making it impossible for other clubs to compete with them.

In solidarity with our fellow Football Supporters Association members and what appears to be the whole football fanbase, we stand with them to oppose the proposals and urge the clubs involved to rescind their interest and respect the wishes of their fan base.

The motivation behind this so-called superleague is not furthering sporting merit or nurturing the world’s game – it is motivated by nothing but cynical greed. This competition is being created behind our backs by billionaire club owners who have no regard for the game’s traditions and continue to treat football as their personal fiefdom.

In solidarity with our fellow Football Supporters Association members and what appears to be the whole football fanbase, we stand with them to oppose the proposals and urge the clubs involved to rescind their interest and respect the wishes of their fan base.

The motivation behind this so-called superleague is not furthering sporting merit or nurturing the world’s game – it is motivated by nothing but cynical greed. This competition is being created behind our backs by billionaire club owners who have no regard for the game’s traditions and continue to treat football as their personal fiefdom.