On Sunday 18th of April the top European clubs (Man Utd, Man City; Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus) announced they would be breaking away to form a new league competition,’ The Super League’. A cup designed for the elite teams of Europe to display their talent in exciting high intensity matches.

However, the fans, the players and the managers all came together to disagree. The announcement of the super league caused complete outrage on social media by fans and football pundits like Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. These so called ‘top clubs of Europe’ were looked down upon by their own fans, clubs in their domestic leagues and even their own players and managers. The whole football community felt they had been stabbed in the back by the boards and owners of their football clubs.

Soon after the announcement of the super league, fans began protesting outside the grounds, even surrounding the team’s buses to show how much they didn’t want football change just to make their team more money. Slogans like,” Football is for the FANS”, “Created by the poor destroyed by the rich.” The attempt to create a super league exposed how greedy these clubs were for money, with each club receiving £3.5 billion from playing in the super league. Clubs like Real Madrid who were millions of euros in debt needed the money and the president pf Real Madrid Florentino Pérez Rodríguez came out with many statements trying to defend his reasoning for joining the super league, for example, “young people are falling out of love of football.” This statement only worsened things for his plan to execute this new league.

Each domestic league was threatening punishments like point reduction or worse as well as UEFA coming out with a statement that “All players participating in the super league will be banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions, European and internationally. The owners mistakes and greed was going to effect their players careers and their fans lives, over the amount they wanted in their pockets for a game that is designed for everyone no matter age, gender, colour or financial status.

Finally, only days after the super league announcement, clubs started to listen to the fans and the protests and one by one each team left the super league.

The 18th to the 22nd April will go down in history, not only because football was almost lost, not only because the exposition of the football clubs’ owner’s greed but because football fans from everywhere came together as one and won the battle against the super league but the war against owners running football clubs for money is not over yet.