Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The new football super-league

Today, the Prime Minister was due to chair a meeting of senior football officials and fans’ representatives to discuss the proposed European Super League – maintaining that all measures are on the table. The government is determined to  do whatever it takes to protect the integrity of the game of football.

  • As the PM has set out today, football is in our national DNA. We invented it, we helped export it around the world, and it has been a central part of British life for over a century. 
     
  • That is why the government has reiterated our full backing to the football authorities as they consider a range of sanctions and measures to stop these tone deaf plans that go against the very spirit of the game. 
     
  • Alongside the work of the football authorities, a fan-led review of football, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, has been set up to look at everything the Government does to support these clubs, from governance reform to competition law and the mechanisms that allow football to take place. The government intends to take any reasonable and practical measures possible to stop the European Super League going ahead. 
     
  • The government is and must be on the side of fans - and their voices must be heard when it comes to the future of our national game. It starts with fans, and it ends with fans.

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