Brady 'heartbroken' by European Super League proposals

Six English clubs pledge to join breakaway league

Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:07 pm
A banner at Old Trafford.
A banner at Old Trafford.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady says it is 'heartbreaking' to see six English clubs sign up to a new European 'Super League' which would effectively replace the Champions League.

Football is facing a huge and significant overhaul after 12 European clubs, including Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, announced the proposals on Sunday evening.

The new league would take the form of two 10-team divisions with games played in midweek in place of the Champions League, but furious officials from FIFA, UEFA and the Premier League have threatened to banish all clubs involved from their domestic leagues.

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The plans have been met by almost universal outrage and disapproval from fans and former players and managers from across the footballing world.

"From the club's perspective, we wouldn't support it and from my own perspective, I wouldn't support it," said Brady.

"It's heartbreaking, really. It all comes down to money, doesn't it? It's just a shame and the whole thing is very disappointing for football fans and for football people.

"I don't want to go into it too much because my focus has to be on trying to win three points for Northampton tomorrow night, but football is for working-class people and yet it doesn't feel like that anymore, which is such a shame.

"People who have been involved in the top flight don't even agree with it. It's so sad to see that proper football people aren't making the decisions anymore."