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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Super League isn’t canceled, only on ‘standby’

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Super League isn’t canceled, only on ‘standby’

Despite a ferocious backlash and widespread condemnation, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez says the so-called Super League isn’t canceled, only on “standby.” Speaking to Spanish radio station El Larguero on Wednesday night, the 74-year-old insisted the other clubs “haven’t left” the project and they would continue working to make the breakaway competition viable. The Super…MORE

Seán McCabe: World football’s first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe: World football’s first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe is concerned. Not about Bohemian FC’s next opponents, nor those who lie in wait in the weeks and months ahead. It’s of a greater, invisible opponent — one that is discernibly shaping the present and threatens to leave an indelible mark on the future. The opponent: the climate emergency. “It’s already occurring […]…MORE

How the European Super League united football against the game’s wealthy owners

How the European Super League united football against the game’s wealthy owners

As crowds gathered outside Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium, there was a moment — almost like the flick of a switch — when angry jeers turned to whooping cheers. Fans, currently unable to watch Premier League games amid Covid-19 restrictions, had come together on Tuesday to protest Chelsea’s participation in the European Super League ahead of…MORE

European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal

European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal

One by one, they began to fall. First it was Manchester City and then, like dominoes, the other five Premier League clubs soon followed, before none were left in the so-called European Super League. The dramatic collapse of the multibillion-dollar league came less than 48 hours after it was first launched. In a video posted…MORE

Multiple clubs announce plans to withdraw from breakaway Super League

Multiple clubs announce plans to withdraw from breakaway Super League

Less than 48 hours after the formation of a new European Super League, several English clubs have already withdrawn from the controversial competition. Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City have confirmed in public statements that they will no longer participate, some citing feedback from fans and other stakeholders. The withdrawal announcements came…MORE

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

Football fans, politicians and governing bodies are united in fury after 12 of the sport’s biggest teams announced plans to breakaway from European football competitions and form their own “Super League” — a move that poses an existential threat to the world’s favorite sport. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about the…MORE