Earlier this month the European Super League (ESL) was announced, comprised of 12 top teams from England, Spain, and Italy. Although the project was over soon after the announcement, it demonstrated just how out of touch football’s money men are with the beautiful game and how far football has fallen.
Football is now first and foremost a business, lacking connection with the grassroots from where it spawned — this has become abundantly clear in recent weeks. Earlier this month the European Super League (ESL) was announced, comprised of 12 top teams from England, Spain, and Italy. Although the project was over soon after the announcement, it demonstrated just how out of touch football’s money men are with the beautiful game and how far football has fallen.
With no possibility of relegation or promotion, the ESL was envisioned as an elite group of Europe’s biggest, wealthiest teams and while looking for their next pay cheque, the owners forgot to inform their fans. Within hours of the announcement, fans of the six English ESL teams began protesting. Fans of smaller clubs were equally enraged, as this league would further increase the wealth gap between larger and smaller clubs and further decrease their chance at a Premier League or Championship title.
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Football was once the preserve of the working people. It was a community sport that brought towns, villages, and cities together. At grassroots level it perhaps still is, but the gap between the public and the professional clubs seems to be widening at an alarming rate. With most top clubs owned by billionaires, the ordinary fan has very little say on how their club is run anymore. While proponents of the ESL claimed it would save football, a future without fans is no future at all.
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