Everton’s board have posted a response to the plans of six English clubs to join the new European Super League on the club’s official website.
It included: “Everton is saddened and disappointed to see proposals of a breakaway league pushed forward by six clubs… acting entirely in their own interests… tarnishing the reputation of our league and the game.
Six clubs choosing to disrespect every other club… taking for granted and even betraying the majority of football supporters. And in that Pyramid Everton salutes EVERY club.
The backlash is understandable and deserved – and has to be listened to. This preposterous arrogance is not wanted anywhere in football outside of the clubs that have drafted this plan.”
There will be some cynics who say that Everton are only taking such a tough stance because they weren’t invited into the league.
But the majority of fans in the replies to the tweets were supportive of what their club has said in response to the plan which would change English football forever.
If the proposal succeeds and the Premier League holds firm on its threat not to allow the Super League clubs to play, the Merseyside derby will no longer be.
That’s the level of change we’re talking about here and here’s how Everton’s initial response has gone down with some fans:
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive