On April 18th 2021 Football seemingly changed forever. The European Super League was officially announced as a competition that was meant for the elites of European Football. At the beginning of the competition there were meant to be 12 teams these teams included AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico De Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur.
With two other teams to be added closer to the competition. However, just 48 hours after the competition was announced it was seemingly dead. The downfall began after protests all over Europe and it would be Chelsea who led the change after they issued a statement that announced their withdrawal from the competition. Every single club that was supposed to be a part of the competition soon followed in Chelsea’s footsteps until there were only 3 remaining Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. It was a wild 48 hours for football fans worldwide, with people seemingly unsure of the future. Some were scared. Some were curious. But at the end of the day, a proposed plan for a European Super League was dead. Until now.
A22 Chief Executive Bernd Reichart has recently announced plans for a revitalised version of the Super League with some key changes. Instead of the planned 12 teams of the previous idea up to 80 teams could be allowed in this competition in a proposed multi-divisional format. Reichart reiterated that football needs to change and that it is in danger of collapsing financially and structurally.
Reichart further added that clubs are in a position “Where it is impossible to speak out publicly against a system that uses the threat of sanctions to thwart opposition”. Reidchart announced that the competition would be an open competition where qualification would be achieved by performances at a domestic level. Clubs in the competition would have to play a minimum of 14 games guaranteed. The competition would also feature no permanent members.
However, no sooner than the competition has been reborn it has been condemned as La Liga released a statement calling the Super League “The Wolf in the story of Little Red Riding Hood” while the FSA has released a statement comparing the Super League to a “Twitching Corpse” and comparing the awareness of the competition to “A Zombie”
While the announcement of the competition is surprising for many. People around the world are still awaiting further details on the potential disaster unfolding in front of them. But whatever happens, be sure that it will be covered here.
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