Nottingham Forest striker Glenn Murray has taken to Twitter to vent his anger at the proposed plans for a European Super League after an announcement was made late on Sunday night that has since rocked the football world.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are the six English clubs who have committed to joining the lucrative start up competition alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus in a 12 team league which is designed to provide greater financial reward than the UEFA Champions League.
Unsurprisingly these proposals have caused widespread outrage amongst the football community, with governing bodies, staff, player, pundits and of course the fans coming together to show their utter disgust at this move which has been caused by greed.
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Murray is one of many players to have since spoken out on the subject, with the veteran frontman posting the following message on his personal Twitter page yesterday evening:
The #EuropeanSuperLeague is the rich & powerful using our clubs as vehicles to take the competition and the romance out of our beautiful game whilst guaranteeing themselves even more astronomical wealth $$$ ⚽️ ❌
— Glenn Murray (@GM_83) April 19, 2021
The collective view is that this simply cannot be allowed to happen as it threatens to destroy football in this country and the rest of Europe from the top level right the way down to grassroots.
It has been remarked that the owners of these clubs see the welfare of football as a secondary concern to that of increasing profit and revenue, thus seeing them become more distanced from their loyal fans more than ever before.
Murray has been in the game for a long time and he won’t be the last to stand up against this idea as we progress towards finding a way out of the chaos and disgruntlement that the announcement has caused.
Players and managers of these elite clubs must stand up against their owners and say enough is enough as they may hold the key to preventing this idea from becoming an actual reality in the months ahead.