Prince William latest to speak out against plans for European Super League

Prince William latest to speak out against plans for European Super League

Does anyone actually want the European Super League?

The announcement of the proposed European Super League has been met by a major backlash from all over the world.

After news of the proposed ESL broke on Sunday afternoon, Gary Neville launched an impassioned speech against the clubs involved, including his beloved Manchester United:

Neville’s comments have since been followed by a whole host of people/organisations speaking out.

The Premier League, UEFA and more have unsurprisingly slammed the Super League plans:

A number of players, including ex-Arsenal man Mesut Ozil, have too expressed their displeasure following Sunday’s announcement.

Prince William concerned over ESL

Elsewhere, non-footballing figures, though, have also made their voices heard.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed his opposition to the ESL ‘as it has been proposed’:

And now, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has become the latest high-profile figure to express his concerns over the formation of the competition:

Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community – from the top level to the grassroots – and the values of competition and fairness at its core. I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love.

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