Ander Herrera & Mesut Ozil take stand against the European Super League with passionate social media posts
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Players had no idea
Whilst the clubs are caught in a whirlwind of controversy, managers are being relieved of their duties and fans are giving social media the full brunt of their frustration regarding the European Super League proposals, the players seem to have been overshadowed.
It is arguable that their point of view is the most intriguing as they will now be or wont be playing in these tournaments.
Some have been more vocal than others on social media.
101 spoke to a player at a Premier League club, not one of the Founding Clubs, who simply did not know what to say when asked for a comment.
Although they did confirm that last night’s announcement was the first they had heard of a European Super League imminently forming with no information given to them prior by their club.
Plenty of former players have already shown their disgust for the idea.
Value & history thrown out the window
Looking onto social media, some players have voiced their views publicly.
Current PSG midfielder and former Man United player Ander Herrera released his opposition statement.
— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) April 19, 2021
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has also taken to social media to provide his retort to the plan.
Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there…⚽💔
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 19, 2021
Former Crystal Palace and Everton winger Yannick Bolasie described the people behind the movement ‘mercenaries.’
Some real mercenaries…all values and history thrown out the window 🤮👍🏿
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) April 19, 2021
The Independent’s Melissa Reddy reported that players were not considered when the decision was made and supposedly ‘aren’t keen’ on the idea. Reddy claims this is purely a club owner driven ideal.
Players were not consulted and aren’t keen. Opinions of the managers that will now be in the spotlight and field questions about the Super League, were not taken into consideration. Club staff don’t like it. The overwhelming majority of fans don’t want this. It’s on the owners
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 19, 2021
Former Arsenal striker and Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith described a feeling a sickness.
Just feel sick to the stomach this morning. And depressed. And extremely worried for the future of our game
— Alan Smith (@9smudge) April 19, 2021