After news emerged last night that 12 major football teams have formed the “European Super League,” the world of football is up in arms about the development. While each of the clubs — based in England, Spain and Italy — see the financial benefit of joining the new competition, former players, supporters groups and politicians have all been quick to question the teams’ motiations and decry the “greed” they believe is at the heart of the plan.
Some of the loudest voices speaking out against the plans have been former players, including Manchester United’s ex-captain Gary Neville, long-standing Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and Arsenal legend Ian Wright. These names have been joined by representatives of each club’s fans, who have accused club owners of betrayal and declared the “death” of their clubs. Take a look below at some of the strongest reactions to the news, from across the world of football and beyond.
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