Twelve European clubs, including six Premier League clubs, have decided to form the breakaway European Super League. In reaction to their official statement announcing it on Sunday night, fans tweet #StopTheSuperLeague now.
Critics of the Super League even include Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A huge football personality washing their hands off this tournament is Gary Neville.
Neville gave an interview in which he asked the English teams joining Super League to be relegated from the Premier League.
Speaking during Sky Sports’ coverage of Manchester United’s victory over Burnley, Neville said: “I’m not against the modernisation of football competitions, we have the Premier League, the Champions League.”
However he went on: “But I think to bring forward proposals in the midst of Covid and the economic crisis for all clubs is an absolute scandal.
“United and the rest of the ‘Big Six’ that have signed up to it against the rest of the Premier League should be ashamed of themselves.”
He even called himself “absolutely disgusted” by the move to which United agreed, despite being a fan for forty years.
Not only this, Neville also tweeted his dissent using a simple hashtag:
Many fans have also mouthed their rejection of the league. As fans tweet #StopTheSuperLeague, they do so with contempt or emotion, but also humour: