CONTROVERSIAL proposals for a European Super League involving football’s elite may drive more fans to watch the likes of Warrington Town.
Fans have reacted angrily to the proposals, which include Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, as part of a 12-team European competition, with fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Italian sides AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
— Warrington Town FC (@theyellows) April 19, 2021
It has been branded a greedy power grab by the elite clubs, and officials at UEFA have already suggested that players partaking in the new Super League will be banned from playing international football.
Clubs throughout the football pyramid have shared their disappointment at the news – and some fans of Premier League teams have even tweeted clubs like the Yellows asking if they need some new fans.
Warrington Town chairman, Toby Macormac, said: “I’m not surprised the plans have surfaced when they have, which was the day before the new Champions League format was announced which the 12 clubs clearly did not agree with.
“I personally do not think it’ll go ahead, I believe mediation will take place between UEFA and all related parties due to the legalities and the position it would leave other clubs and competitions
“It’s difficult to say what impact it will have on lower leagues. My immediate thoughts is it may effect the Premier League funding that goes to the Football Foundation and in turn to the stadium improvement funds.
“There are many disgruntled fans out there that rightly feel cheated at the moment and with that it could bring a wind of change where supporters of the top-level clubs want good honest football and to be treated the right way and there is no better place than that but your local non league club and Warrington Town welcome all fans to join the journey.”
Paddy you'll love it. Great club, great fans, great football, pint whilst watching the game what more could you want
— Andy Gill (@andigill) April 19, 2021
.@theyellows You need a new fan for next season seeing as my club is soulless and greedy
— Daniel Ashcroft (@DannoAshcroft95) April 18, 2021
Do you accept disgruntled United fans @theyellows?!
— Kirsty (@TheDurdyMac) April 19, 2021
The Yellows have, frustratingly, been out of action since 2020 after their league season was curtailed due to the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The new season is pencilled in to start on Saturday August 14, when it is hoped that fans will be allowed into grounds with no restriction on numbers.