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Does anyone actually want the European Super League?

The announcement of the proposed European Super League has been met with huge backlash from all around the world.

After news broke of the ESL on Sunday afternoon, Gary Neville launched an impassioned speech against the clubs planning the league, including his own team, Manchester United:

🗣 “They are an absolute joke.” 🤬@GNev2 shares his opinion on the big six clubs signing up to the ‘European Super League’ pic.twitter.com/fJChoE1VCf

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 18, 2021

🗣 “Enough is enough, there isn’t a football fan in this country who won’t be seething.” @GNev2 wants the clubs to be punished for signing up to break away with a ‘European Super League’ pic.twitter.com/X6FIiVRGkS

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 18, 2021

Neville’s comments have since been followed on by a whole host of people/organisations speaking out.

The Premier League, UEFA and more have unsurprisingly spoken out against the Super League:

UEFA, the English Football Association, the Premier League, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), LaLiga, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Lega Serie A have today released a statement.

Read it in full here: 👇

— UEFA (@UEFA) April 18, 2021

A number of players, including ex-Arsenal man , have too expressed their displeasure following Sunday’s announcement.

Prince William concerned over ESL

Elsewhere, non-footballing figures have too made their voice heard.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is opposing the ESL ‘as it has been proposed’:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his government will work with football authorities to stop the European Super League from going ahead “as it has been proposed”. pic.twitter.com/8cg6Vd8NmT

— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 19, 2021

Now, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has become the latest high-profile figure to express his concerns over the forming of the European Super League:

Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community – from the top level to the grassroots – and the values of competition and fairness at its core. I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love.

Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community – from the top level to the grassroots – and the values of competition and fairness at its core.

I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love. W

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 19, 2021

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