European Super League: Stars react to shock football news

19 April 2021, 16:35 | Updated: 20 April 2021, 12:36

Ian Wright, Liam Gallagher, Alex Scott and Sir Alex Ferguson are among the Super League reactions
Ian Wright, Liam Gallagher, Alex Scott and Sir Alex Ferguson are among the Super League reactions. Picture: 1. Julian Finney/Getty Images 2. Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images 3. Hannah Peters - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images) 4.Richard Martin-Roberts - CameraSport via Getty Images
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12 football clubs jointly announced that they would form a breakaway Super League. See the reactions from celebrities and football fans alike.

This week brought the news that 12 of Europe's biggest teams including Manchester United, Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan would be forming their own European Super League, with three more teams to be announced.

The statement maintained that games would be played mid-week and all clubs would remain in their domestic leagues.

Naturally, the news has absolutely rocked the world of football, with people from across the world of sports, entertainment and politics all weighing in.

See some of the biggest reactions to the announcement here from Ian Wright to Liam Gallagher.

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Liam Gallagher wrote: "Leave it alone I’m on the verge of writing an open letter to some c*** who’s in charge these days".

The former Oasis frontman added: "This super league stuff is really scary it has to be stopped it’s enough to drive a sober person to drink large amounts of alcohol".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action.

"They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country."

He added: "The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps."

Stephen Fry said: "6 football clubs have achieved something that no politician or public figure has managed in these times of fracture, fission & feuding. They have brought together the whole divided nation, indeed all of Europe – everyone united in disgust & revulsion at such greed and stupidity".

Pundit and former England footballer Gary Neville wrote angrily: "This lot think they can sweep up £300m more each season than the other teams and then wander back on a Saturday and play with that advantage in the PL . Deduct points , fine heavily and embargo transfers. I hope they haven’t bought some of the other 14 clubs. #stopthesuperleague".

Ian Wright called the decision from his former team Arsenal, "Absolutely shameful".

Referring to the fact Jose Mourinho's Tottenham departure was announced today, Alex Scott wrote sarcastically: "Slow news day in the football world".

Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson gave a passionate statement to Reuters.

FIFA have not taken kindly to the news either, slamming the statement and threatening to ban players who participate in the UEFA and FIFA international competitions.

However, many have reacted to this news and question their own integrity.

A Change.org petition has also since been launched against the league.

Harry Groves, who created the campaign, writes: "The introduction of the European Super League will change football forever.

"English football will be ruined with the top 6 entering this league. This must be stopped. The fans must be heard!"

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