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5 reasons why the European Super League is bad for football

Abhinav Anand
ANALYST

#3 Financial implications mean top clubs become wealthier

Manchester United are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world
Manchester United are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world

Money is said to be an important reason for the creation of the European Super League, with the founding clubs set to receive incredulous amounts to take part.

There have been reports that American bank JP Morgan has committed billions to the European Super League, and each club would receive £290 million to take part in the competition. This would result in the top clubs getting wealthier, and will thus be able to poach players from smaller teams with relative ease.

This breakaway league will clearly have deep financial implications in football, and if the plan for European Super League does go through the landscape of football will never remain the same.


#2 Complete disregard of the fans

Fans are the heartbeat of any club
Fans are the heartbeat of any club

There has been furore over the creation of the European Super League from fans all around the world.

Social media was ablaze yesterday after the announcement, with fans expressing their fury and disappointment. Manchester United legend Gary Neville was heavily critical of his former club, admitting that the six Premier League clubs involved should be docked points in the league.

Fans are the heartbeat of any club and this complete disregard for their opinion has not been well received. The pandemic has limited supporters to social media activity; when the stadiums open, the response will be telling.


#1 The league system is affected

The league system will be affected
The league system will be affected

The league system is an integral part of European football, with every season revolving around the happenings in the division.

Various leagues have already announced that the clubs taking part in the European Super League will not be allowed to play in their country's league. If the six Premier League clubs, namely Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are removed from the Premier League, there will understandably be a drop in viewership.

The quality of the league is affected as well. While the founding clubs are insistent they want to play league football as well, it remains to be seen what is done.


Also Read: Twitter erupts as Barcelona, Real Madrid and top European clubs announce formation of European Super League

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