Blackpool Supporters' Trust back national campaign to fight 'cynical greed' of Super League proposal

Blackpool Supporters' Trust has added its voice to fans' protests around the country condemning the "cynical greed" of the European Super League proposals.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:42 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 1:44 pm

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The Seasiders' largest supporters' group has fully endorsed the nationwide Football Supporters' Association in its commitment to "fight against the creation" of the elite breakaway competition.

BST chairman Andy Higgins told The Gazette: "We are fully behind the FSA, who have articulated why the proposals are such a self-serving and retrograde step for UK football.

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Blackpool Supporters' Trust has joined a national fans' fight against the proposed Super League

"We in Blackpool know only too well the serious harm self-serving ownership can cause to a football club, its local community and to the wider game.

"BST echoes the FSA’s claims that this latest move towards a European super league is motivated by the cynical greed of owners who treat football as their personal fiefdom."

The Football Supporters' Association statement reads: “The FSA is totally opposed to the proposals which seek to create a breakaway ‘European Superleague’.

“The motivation behind this so-called superleague is not furthering sporting merit or nurturing the world’s game – it is motivated by nothing but cynical greed.

"“This competition is being created behind our backs by billionaire club owners who have zero regard for the game’s traditions and continue to treat football as their personal fiefdom.

“The FSA, and no doubt supporters across the continent, will continue to fight against its creation.”