The football world has been left rocked after Sunday’s announcement that a new ‘Super League’ is being formed.
12 of the world’s biggest clubs have confirmed that they’re planning to participate in a new competition that has been met with anger from all corners.
Six of those teams are English. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur seemingly feel that they’re above competition and want to close off huge funds to themselves.
It’s a disgusting, greed-fuelled money grab, and a slap in the face of fans who have kept supporting their clubs throughout the global pandemic.
UEFA, FIFA and the individual league governing bodies are threatening no domestic or international football for the players involved, meaning many would be committed solely to this new Super League.
It’s a grim state of affairs, especially for a club like Preston, who will have dreams of playing in the Premier League one day.
North End have huge history; one of the founder members of the Football League, the first ever Football League winners, the first ever double winners, the first team to ever successfully go a league season unbeaten.
Seeing clubs disregard competition like this is a shambles, especially from clubs like Arsenal and Tottenham, who aren’t even in the Champions League, never mind suitable as one of the world’s ‘elite’ clubs.
Now, former WWE wrestler Wade Barrett has taken to Twitter to call for fines, bans and points deductions for all involved, and posted a picture of Preston’s side from the 1888-89 season.
Barrett, a lifelong Preston fan having been born in Penwortham, passionately urged fans to support their local teams, bigging up North End’s role in English football as some attempt to break away.