It’s actually happening.
Twelve clubs from the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A announced intentions on Sunday to start a 20-team Super League that could start as early as August. The move threatens to destabilize European football and change the game as we know it, centralizing power and money in the hands of a select few.
The reaction has been equal parts incredulous and hysterical. Here are some of the best bits from Twitter:
What makes the game special is inclusivity, not exclusivity.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) April 18, 2021
Jürgen Klopp in 2019: “I hope this Super League will never happen… Why should we create a system where Liverpool faces Real Madrid for 10 straight years?
“Who wants to see that every year?” https://t.co/xVXP9H3HZP
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 18, 2021
Of the 12 founding clubs of the Lesser Super League, four of them have never won the European Cup.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) April 18, 2021
Announcing you’re one of the 12 founders of a new Super League whilst barely being in the best 12 sides of your domestic league is a bold, bold move.
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) April 18, 2021
As painful as it is… it’s actually a bit funny that all the big teams (and Arsenal and Spurs) have come together and all agreed to call themselves a “super league”
Reminds me of when 5 year olds think they’re “big boys” when they turn 6.
“Ok buddy… go play now”
— Jaack (@Jaack) April 18, 2021
Dear AC Milan, Arsenal , Atlético, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham fans,
If you need a new club to support, we’re always here for you.
FC Spartak Moscow.
— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_eng) April 18, 2021
An early look at the lyrics to the Super League anthem:
We want your money
Just give us your money
The money, right now
— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) April 18, 2021