‘These billionaire owners are out of control’: Football Supporters’ Association chief hits out at plans for a £4.6BILLION European Premier League as group claims fans will ‘detest the concept’
- Kevin Miles has hit out at plans for the revolutionary European Premier League
- The chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association slammed the idea
- Miles insists it exposes myth that billionaires care about the football pyramid
- Manchester Utd and Liverpool are reportedly among five English clubs involved
Reports of plans to launch a European Premier League involving Liverpool and Manchester United are ‘the last nail in the coffin of the idea that football can be relied upon to regulate itself’, a leading fans’ group has said.
The Premier League giants are reportedly involved in talks over the creation of a new competition, which it is claimed has the backing of the sport’s world governing body FIFA.
The news comes just over a week after Project Big Picture proposals emerged, which were developed by Liverpool and Manchester United and publicly endorsed by EFL chairman Rick Parry.
Chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association Kevin Miles has blasted the reported plans for a European Premier League thought to involve Manchester United and Liverpool
The proposals were rejected at a Premier League clubs meeting last week, and described as ‘a distraction at best’ by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden from the pressing need for the Premier League and EFL to agree a financial rescue package amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kevin Miles, the chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Association, was scathing in his assessment.
‘The latest reports of plots, allegedly involving Manchester United and Liverpool, to create a European Super League, expose the myth that billionaire owners care about the English football pyramid, or indeed anything other than their own greed,’ he said.
Manchester United are holding talks to unleash a groundbreaking European Premier League
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the other English side that are reportedly pushing for the league
‘This has to be the last nail in the coffin of the idea that football can be relied upon to regulate itself: these billionaire owners are out of control.
‘Football in all its forms in the UK, from grassroots to the top tier, occupies far too important a place in our society, our culture and our communities to be jeopardised by an even greater concentration of wealth in the hands of half a dozen big clubs.
‘Decisive action is now needed to protect the game we love. We have already been promised by government a fan-led review of the governance and regulation of football: that process needs to start as a matter of urgency before the super-rich custodians of the biggest clubs can do any more damage.’
The group’s Twitter account added: ‘Seriously, if you’re a…