European Super League reaction: Fans and former players rip into controversial plans for new proposed league

Fans and players have been vocal in displaying their anger over the formation of a breakaway European Super League and we have assembled all the reaction here.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 20 April 2021 9:38 pm

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has urged the bosses of England's 'Big Six' clubs who have signed up to the breakaway European Super League to “come to their senses”. Fans and former players have also joined the queue to have their say on the matter. Reaction to the decision being pushed through by 12 of the world's largest clubs ranged from humour to sarcasm to condemnation and anger.

The decision was labelled an "absolute disgrace" by football fans and some started calling the twelve rebel clubs as “the dirty dozen”.

'Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021.'

Fans aired their frustrations on social media and some also visited grounds to unfurl banners in protest. A banner hung on the railings outside Anfield during Liverpool vs Leeds game displayed a strong message to Liverpool’s American owners as it said, “Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021.”

'This is a war on football'

Former Red Devil Rio Ferdinand branded the breakaway proposal "a disgrace" and opined that "it goes against everything football is about".  He said, "It’s a disgrace, I can’t believe it. How have they got the audacity to do it in the climate we’re in at the moment with the pandemic around the world?

European Super League created to 'save football'

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is of the opinion that the European Super League was created "to save football". He mentioned that the move had been made because young people are "no longer interested in football" because of "a lot of poor quality games".

Dock points from the 'Big Six' clubs

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has called for the Premier League to dock points from the 'Big Six' clubs for their part in the controversial European Super League plans. “Every part of it is against the idea of British football,” Moshiri further said.

Really hard to understand

Punish the six English clubs

Former Manchester United defender and owner of fourth-division English club Salford, Gary Neville described those running the breakaway clubs as “imposters'' and called Premier League authorities to punish the six English clubs involved with point deductions.