18th May, 2021

Redditch will be concerned about European Super League, says MP Rachel Maclean

Harry Leach 19th Apr, 2021 Updated: 19th Apr, 2021

RACHEL Maclean has condemned plans for a European Super League after the Premier League’s ‘big six’ agreed to the proposals.

The Redditch MP agreed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson who tweeted: “Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action.

“They would strike at the heart of the domestic game and will concern fans across the country. The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps.”

The league would be a new midweek competition but unlike the Champions League, which teams must qualify for, it would include the same 15 teams every year.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, which have all agreed to the breakaway, would reportedly receive hundreds of millions to make the move, leading to fans up and down the country lambasting club owners for choosing money over what’s best for the sport.

Mrs Maclean said she was interested to see that many of the founding clubs of the English Football League, which includes Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, not involved in the breakaway league.

“I know that Redditch fans will be concerned about these changes to football,” she said.

 

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