Boris Johnson is not alone in his condemnation of the proposed European Superleague idea, as his Irish counterpart, An Taoiseach Michéal Martin is similarly disaffected by such a prospect, which has caused absolute uproar in football circles since it emerged on Sunday evening.
Micheál Martin has said that he is not in favour of the European Super League, and that he will engage with other EU governments over potential action that may be taken.
In a Tweet posted on Tuesday, he said: “I will engage with other EU governments about possible common action against this Super League proposal.
“It is wrong and would divert money away from football communities, destroying core principles on which sport is supposed to be based.”
This comes after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola made his feelings on the tournament quite clear speaking at a press conference today.
Guardiola said: “If you ask me why these teams have been selected to play this hypothetical competition in the future… sport, is not a sport when the relationship between effort and reward does not exist.
“It is not a sport if success is guaranteed or if it doesn’t matter when you lose. I have said many times I want a successful Premier League, not just one team at the top. I don’t know if the statement will change and four or five teams will be able to go up.”
I will engage with other EU governments about possible common action against this #SuperLeague proposal.
It is wrong and would divert money away from football communities, destroying core principles on which sport is supposed to be based. https://t.co/Lgwh3mgjTc
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 20, 2021