Soccer’s Super League was a bad idea from the start


Soccer’s European Super League plan was a bad idea that fell apart within days.

Tumi Ojo, Staff Writer

Soccer’s European Super League plan was a bad idea that fell apart within days.

The idea was that 12 of the biggest teams in Europe would form their own league and automatically get to play in it each year. They would still play in the leagues in their own countries, but would skip the European Champions League, which requires even the biggest teams to qualify each year.

The teams behind the Super League plan were Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham from England; Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid from Spain; and AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Juventus from Italy.

The idea behind this new league was to have the best teams in Europe play against each other more frequently. To some, it sounded like a brilliant idea. But there were multiple disadvantages to the league. 

When the news about the new Super League got out, a large number of soccer fans were outraged. Many felt this new league was just a way for owners to get more money, rather than making soccer more entertaining for the fans.

It was rather greedy for the football clubs to agree to such a thing. It is unfair to the underappreciated clubs, who would be shut out of the lucrative new league, and especially to the fans.

The Super League would have left out most teams in Europe, which would make the league boring. Also, many prestigious soccer events threatened that they would ban any team involved with the Super League, including the Premier League and the Champions League. Super League players also were threatened with not being able to represent their countries in the World Cup.

Fan protests erupted, and the fall of the Super League took only a matter of the days. Most of the teams involved in the plan withdrew. For now, at least, the Super League is dead.

Overall, the league was a terrible idea from the start. It could have potentially broken up European football leagues and hurt the sport’s fans.