James Corden explains why the European Super League plan sucks for clubs and fans
Even if you’re not into sport, or football itself, you might be aware that there’s been one massive story going around this week — and people are rightly furious.
Proposals for a European Super League have been met with a colossal amount of backlash this week. The new league would see six leading English Premier League teams (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham), joining Spain’s Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona and Italy’s AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus to create a breakaway tournament.
While club owners have claimed the move would “save football” and boost audiences, blaming a year affected by the coronavirus pandemic, fans have expressed anger, even protesting at a match, saying the decision was driven only by greed, and that this separate, exclusive league would shut out other Premier League teams from playing in the top European competition. Read more…