Why most football fans didn’t accept the Super League

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The news of a proposed European Super League has hit the football world in the last few days after confirmation that 12 big clubs have signed to it. Six out of the 12 clubs are English clubs which has the biggest fan base globally. The development did not go down well with fans, pundit and many influential names in the football world.

UEFA president have gone on to condemn the idea and also threatened to sanction the clubs involved.

The controversy attached to the European Super League has made clubs bow to pressure and pull out of the move.

Some football experts have spoken about the money involved and all the Economics of the Super League.  But, the fans were the most vocal in the call to end the idea of a this League. So this begs the question;

What is the Super League?

The European Super League is a breakaway league which involves top European clubs. The power house clubs would be immune to relegation in the competition for 20 years. The silverware earnings would be over double of what the UEFA Champions League currently offers. Not only Does the European Super League over shadows the money UEFA offers, it would also look to reduce its value.

A lot of Influential people in Football have openly condemned the act. Legends of the game, players, managers and fans alike have not held back their disinterest in the idea.

But a looking at the perspective of football fans, why did fans not fancy the idea of a this proposed League?

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UEFA Champions League nights memories

The new League idea would have outshined the UEFA Champions League as most of the giants club would be playing each other in the ESL. This was obviously not going down well with fans of this clubs as memories of big European nights would be thrown away.

Liverpool fans would talk about Instanbul, Man United fans old enough would still tell stories about ‘Barcelona 99’ and that cold night in Moscow. Real Madrid is regarded as giants in Europe partly because of their Success in the UEFA champions League.

Barcelona had more success in the UCL in the last 20 years than in their previous century as a club. AC Milan and Juventus have experienced memorable nights in the UEFA Champions League. Fans of these clubs would not let this memories slip away because some people want more.

Merits would be bought by Super League giants

The Super League provides immunity for some clubs which takes away the basic concept of the sports. The idea of the Super League would have provided immunity to relegation to 12 of its 15 participants. The Premier League’s fans were also against the idea even though some supports clubs who are currently struggling domestically.

This would have seen too many reoccurring matches between the big clubs which would seem too predictable. A game between two heavyweights would no longer be special as it would happen too often.

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