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Former players from some of England’s top football clubs have launched plans to create a European super league, calling the proposals a “joke”, “greed” and “shame”.

Among the six english clubs involved in the separation plan are Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, according to Sky News City editor-in-chief Mark Kleinman.

The new competition is believed to include 12 European teams such as Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Real Madrid – but French and German clubs have refused to enter.

The competition is expected to be launched to compete with the UEFA Champions League format, which currently dominates European football.

But UEFA as well as the football authorities of England, Spain and Italy have all expressed their opposition.

British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden departs from 10 Downing Street in central London on October 7, 2020. - Britain has suffered the worst death toll in Europe from the novel coronavirus outbreak COVID-19, with more than 42,000 confirmed deaths.  (Photo by Niklas HALLE & # 39; N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE & # 39; N / AFP via Getty Images)
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the European Super League plan could create a closed store at the top of the national game

And Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Oliver Dowden tweeted: “With many fans, we are concerned that this plan could create a closed shop at the top of our national game.

“Sustainability, integrity and fair competition are absolutely essential and anything that undermines that is deeply troubling and damaging to football.

“We have a football pyramid where funds from the world-famous Premier League flow into leagues and into local communities. I would be bitterly disappointed to see action that destroys that.”

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville told Sky Sports he was “absolutely disgusted” with the plans and that it was “pure greed”.

He said: “I am most disgusted with Manchester United and Liverpool. They are parting ways in a league without competition from which they cannot be relegated? It is an absolute disgrace.”

Manchester United and Liverpool in action in January.  Both teams are believed to be involved in the new league.  Pic: AP
Manchester United and Liverpool in action in January. The two teams are …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-18 16:54:00