As Tottenham Hotspur confirm that the club has formally commenced procedures to withdraw from the European Super League alongside the rest of the Premier League ‘big six’ who signed up (official), chairman Daniel Levy has sent a message to Lilywhites supporters.
Spurs, alongside Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Man City, joined the ESL as founding members in an announcement on late Sunday evening which sent shockwaves through football.
Levy sends message to Tottenham fans
One by one, each club began enacting their withdrawal on Tuesday evening and confirmed they would no longer be part of the ESL in what was a whirlwind 48 hours.
After Tottenham confirmed they had began the process to the leave the ESL, Levy sent a message to Lilywhites supporters – simply stating:
“We regret the anxiety and upset caused by the ESL proposal. We felt it was important that our club participated in the development of a possible new structure that sought to better ensure financial fair play and financial sustainability whilst delivering significantly increased support for the wider football pyramid.
“We believe that we should never stand still and that the sport should constantly review competitions and governance to ensure the game we all love continues to evolve and excite fans around the world.
“We should like to thank all those supporters who presented their considered opinions.”
Transfer Tavern take
Despite the message of apology, boards of the clubs involved should still be held accountable for their actions in a breakaway which could have shook the foundations of English football.
UEFA threatened to ban all clubs involved from playing in any other domestic competition and even said players could be denied the chance to represent their national teams (inews).
In what would have been a seismic calamity for the footballing world, in our view, supporters everywhere can breathe a huge sigh of relief as the ‘big six’ abandon the ESL.
However, given their involvement and lack of fan communication, boards of these clubs responsible should still be addressed, something which Fabrizio Romano believes could be yet to come.
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