If nothing else, the humbled and disgraced European soccer team owners from America who had the grand idea of starting a new “Super League” learned that greed isn’t ALWAYS good.
On Sunday night the new European Super League announced their existence, much to the dismay, anger and shock of pretty much everyone connected to European football.
That included politicians, celebrities, and most importantly, the hard core fans of the most popular and profitable teams in Europe that make Sunday morning tailgaters at an NFL stadium parking lot seem like a quiet and reserved church choir.
The league announced late Tuesday that the proposed new league was done, at least for now. They were immediately suspending their plans as all six Premier League clubs who were part of the initial dirty dozen had announced they were dropping out. That includes Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Wednesday it was the Italian teams that said adios to the “Super League.”
The formation of the new league was all about one thing; money.
The ringleaders of the “Super League” and the guys suspected of organizing it were American team owners who ironically also own professional sports teams. Stan Kroenke (Rams) John Henry (Red Sox) and the Glazer family (Buccaneers) thought they had a good strategy of breaking away and forming this new league, and letting the chips fall where they may. They assumed fans would eventually come around to it.
They were wrong. Fans and most prominent voices of European soccer insisted the new league would ultimately destroy the domestic leagues dotted all over Europe because their seasons would essentially become irrelevant.
While the league is dead for now, the men behind the “Super League” have not ruled out revisiting it in the future.