‘Never been so embarrassed’ – Some Spurs fans react to European Super League announcement

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Some Tottenham fans on social media are enraged at the announcement that the club have become one of the twelve founding members of the European Super League.

It was announced yesterday that the Premier League’s ‘big six’, along with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan have signed up for the competition, which will be played during midweek.

According to the rules of the proposed competition, founding clubs cannot be relegated from the tournament and their place in it will be preserved irrespective of their performances.

This proposal has led to a lot of outrage across the footballing world, with some pundits calling for authorities to come down hard on the clubs involved.

UEFA, the FA, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation and Lega Serie A have released a joint statement indicating that they would be using all measures, both judicial and sporting, to prevent the competition from happening.

While some Spurs fans admitted that they were embarrassed that the Lilywhites signed up for the tournament, a few others actually praised the work Daniel Levy has done to ensure Tottenham got invited to the competition.



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There is no doubt that this tournament will spell the end of football as we know it. A Franchise format goes against the very core of football as the game is about meritocracy and fans being able to dream that their club could one day ascend to the top of the footballing pyramid.

However, at the same time, it makes little sense to criticise Daniel Levy for signing up for the competition. From a business point of view, the club had to sign up for it if we they were invited. I still believe that this tournament is unlikely to go through and these 15 clubs have just taken this step to improve their bargaining position in order to negotiate a deal that allows them to have a bigger share of the pie.

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