May 15, 2021

Man Utd


Everton slam Man United and City in statement condemning European Super League

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Everton have slammed Super League plans, accusing the ‘big six’ of disrespecting ‘every other club’ whilst urging their owners to ‘remember the privileged position they hold’.

Manchester United and Manchester City are among the six Premier League clubs that announced plans to join the breakaway league on Sunday evening.

The project has been widely condemned across football, with the Premier League holding an emergency meeting with the remaining 14 clubs on Tuesday morning to discuss a plan of action.

United co-chairman Joel Glazer is co-chairman of the Super League, whilst Real Madrid president Florentino Perez launched a staunch defence of the plans late on Monday.

UEFA, the Premier League, the government and The FA have all registered their intent to quash the plans, and Everton have now hit out at the six clubs ‘acting entirely in their own interest’.

A club statement said: “Everton is saddened and disappointed to see proposals of a breakaway league pushed forward by six clubs. Six clubs acting entirely in their own interests.

“Six clubs tarnishing the reputation of our league and the game. Six clubs choosing to disrespect every other club with whom they sit around the Premier League table.

“Six clubs taking for granted and even betraying the majority of football supporters across our country and beyond. At this time of national and international crisis – and a defining period for our game – clubs should be working together collaboratively with the ideals of our game and its supporters uppermost.

“Instead, these clubs have been secretly conspiring to break away from a football pyramid that has served them so well. And in that Pyramid Everton salutes EVERY club, be it Leicester City, Accrington Stanley, Gillingham, Lincoln City, Morecambe, Southend United, Notts County and the rest who have, with their very being, enriched the lives of their supporters throughout the game’s history. And vice versa.

“The self-proclaimed Super Six appear intent on disenfranchising supporters across the game – including their own – by putting the very structure that underpins the game we love under threat.

“The backlash is understandable and deserved – and has to be listened to. This preposterous arrogance is not wanted anywhere in football outside of the clubs that have drafted this plan.

“On behalf of everyone associated with Everton, we respectfully ask that the proposals are immediately withdrawn and that the private meetings and subversive practises that have brought our beautiful game to possibly its lowest ever position in terms of trust end now.

“Finally, we would ask the owners, chairmen, and Board members of the six clubs to remember the privileged position they hold – not only as custodians of their clubs but also custodians of the game. The responsibility they carry should be taken seriously.

“We urge them all to consider what they wish their legacy to be.”

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