Liverpool fans are to strip the Kop of all flags and banners in protest of FSG over proposed ESL
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Liverpool fans have demanded the removal of all of their flags and banners in protest at FSG’s Super League sign up.
The Kop is set to be bare for Saturday’s visit of Newcastle as #LFC fans’ groups demand the removal of all their flags and banners in protest at FSG’s Super League sign up. Will be a powerful image. The backlash continues. Full story: https://t.co/ydPvp5ACPy
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) April 19, 2021
Fan group Spion Kop 1906 has released the following on social media.
We, along with other groups involved in flags, will be removing our flags from The Kop. We feel we can no longer give our support to a club which puts financial greed above integrity of the game.
— Spion Kop 1906 (@SpionKop1906) April 19, 2021
Such is fans resistance to the news of the new League that Chelsea’s fans have come out and also said they will strip the Shed End of any flags or banners in support of Liverpool’s stance.
— WE ARE THE SHED (@WeAre_TheShed) April 19, 2021
They are unlikely to be the only fan groups who make their feelings known over the coming weeks.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Jamie Carragher working for Sky Sports before the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool player and current Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher has made his feelings clear on the proposals.
JAMIE CARRAGHER: I am sickened by Liverpool backing shameless Super League breakaway — fans will simply not tolerate a plan that places the whole principle of our club system in jeopardy | @Carra23, 🔓 free to read this morning https://t.co/ml1lqRbbvJ
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) April 19, 2021
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he has said that he is “sickened by Liverpool backing shameless Super League breakaway – the fans will simply not tolerate a plan that places the whole principle of our club’s system in jeopardy.”
His words go further.
“What an embarrassment we’ve become @LFC think of all the people who have come before us at this club who would be equally embarrarssed as well. #SuperLeague”