BT Sport has become the first British broadcaster to publically condemn the European Super League amid widespread anger at plans to create a breakaway soccer competition populated by top clubs from…
for comment. Amazon and the BBC declined to be drawn into the debate about the European Super League, while Sky indicated that it is unlikely to comment.Pundits for all the broadcasters have condemned the proposals, which will see Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham join 20 teams from around Europe in a competition of their own creation. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are also involved.
Gary Neville, perhaps Sky’s most prominent soccer presenter, said he was “absolutely disgusted” at the plans. “I’m not against the modernization of football competitions, we have the Premier League, the Champions League. But I think to bring forward proposals in the midst of Covid and the economic crisis for all clubs is an absolute scandal,” he said. “United and the rest of the ‘Big Six’ that have signed up to it against the rest of the Premier League should be ashamed of themselves.”
Gabby Logan, who presents Amazon’s coverage of the Premier League, simply tweeted, “European Super League ‘my arse’,” in reference to a famous quote from belligerent comedy character Jim Royal in Read more: Deadline Hollywood »
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The others are going to stay silent as the situation develops as they want to stay in the running for the rights! BT angry because there is no chance they can afford these new tv rights. They overpaid for the current deal...which is now on the verge of being worthless after this year. If these teams leave then no one is paying a BT sub next season