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FAN PRESSURE: Supporters demand answers from the boardroom

 

Fans across the country have vented their anger towards the ‘big six’ boardrooms as momentum grows against billionaire owners.

Following the collapse of the European Super League, fans are attempting to take back control of the game.

Protests have taken place at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and the Emirates over the course of the past week, with players and managers also speaking out against the plans.

Not only did the Super League proposals collapse but Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resigned in the midst of the chaos, a further sign that fan pressure is working.

 

Fans Lead Protests

 

Chelsea fans gathered before the clubs home game against Brighton last Tuesday, with club legend Petr Čech having to confront them in order to allow the players’ coach to enter the Stadium.

However, the protests didn’t stop there as Arsenal fans were present outside the Emirates on Friday night before an organised fan protest outside Old Trafford took place on Saturday.

Daniel Elk, the co-founder of Spotify, is rumoured to be interested in buying Arsenal following fan pressure on the current owners to sell their stake in the club.

Whilst some owners have apologised for their part in the scandal, others have remained fairly quiet as the fans hope their protests can be heard loud and clear.

 

Florentino Perez

 

Despite all six English clubs stepping away from the project, there is still little doubt that these plans will resurface.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said the 12 clubs that agreed to join the Super League would not be able to leave.

"I don't need to explain what a binding contract is, but effectively the clubs cannot leave," Perez told newspaper AS.

"Some of them, due to pressure, have said they're leaving. But this project, or one very similar, will move forward and I hope very soon."


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