Furious former Arsenal and Cambridge United player Brendan Batson lashed out at the Super League 6 plan by top Premier League clubs on LBC this morning. The former Right Back branded the club bosses as not being “bothered about fans” and the only reason for the creation of the new league is about “maximising revenue” and about “sealing off” cash avenues. He tore into the “big business” bosses who are behind the unpopular move and suggested fans will not stand for it.
Furious Batson said: “We should be proud we’ve got a 92 club structure.
“We need to protect that.”
The former Cambrudge United player added: “At the moment, the top clubs, people like Man United and Tottenham and Juventus and Barcelona – they’re not interested in Cambridge United, they’re not interested in Macclesfield!”
He explained: “They want to maximise as best they can through the media in all different forms to get as much revenue as they can.”
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Batson continued by saying the “American model is what they’re after” adding “we were always concerned that the ultimate aim” of the top six premier league clubs was “to seal things off” at the top end.
The right back added: “They’re big businessman, they’re not bothered about fans!”
Batson then suggested that “the fans will have a great sway in this as well.”
He said how the top clubs are “looking to bully UEFA” to have adifferent format so they can “maximise their revenue”.
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Plans for a European Super League were officially unveiled on Sunday night with the U.K’s “big six” clubs of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United, Man City and Tottenham set to join the breakaway league.
But reacting to the news, UEFA vowed in a statement: “As previously announced by FIFA and the six Federations, the clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams.”
A furious Gary Neville told Sky News: “Seriously, you have got to stamp on this. It is criminal. It is a criminal act against football fans in this country. Deduct points, deduct money and punish them.
“Let them break away into a super league, but then punish them. Punish them heavily, massive fines, points deductions, take their titles off them. Relegate United, Arsenal and Liverpool. Give the titles to Fulham and Burnley.”
Boris Johnson has also hit out at the plan and branded it as dangerous for the future of football in Britain.