Super League: Why are football’s biggest clubs starting a new tournament? – BBC News

james Milner of Liverpool is fouled by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021

BBC NEWS  20 April 2021: There’s been a massive backlash against plans by some of the world’s biggest football clubs to start a new European Super League (ESL).

The clubs involved say the ESL will benefit football as a whole, but critics say it’s driven by greed.

Which teams want the Super League?

Twelve clubs have signed up – six of them from the English Premier League.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, have joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.             

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56768728

LATEST NEWS UPDATE:

European Super League: All six Premier League teams withdraw from competition

READ MORE: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56823501

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  • kamtanblog  On 04/21/2021 at 2:22 am

    Not unlike politricks “democracy” in football is
    non existent ! Since the “oligarchs” take over was permitted/introduced. Capitalistic ideals/dogma. Profit motivated ownership.
    Football fans should become the new shareholders with one member one vote
    in principle and practice. Or football will become a “rich man/fan sport”
    Most fans have become “couch potato” fans
    with “pay to view” TV commercialism.
    Question
    Does BBC stream only the “national” games ?
    England V ROW !
    Food for thought as politricks enters football.
    Brexit football ?
    IMO

    Kamtan uk-ex-EU

  • brandli62  On 04/21/2021 at 4:14 pm

    The plans collapsed in the last 12 hours due to massive push back from UEFA and FIFA. They threatened to disqualify any players participating in the Super League from playing in the National Teams. The Super League plans are now history….

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