He said: “They [ESL clubs] would be able to go to European broadcasters, American broadcasters, Asian broadcasters, and to a certain extent, name their price. So they felt very confident.
“In terms of their own rights – and I think this was really important to the Glazers and Ed Woodward – Manchester United have a billion fans, according to their PR agency.
“So they’ve got, in theory, a billion fans. Now, Manchester United make £250m a year from TV rights from the Premier League and UEFA.
“Let’s now do the maths. If you get 5% of your fans to pay £5 each, it’s 50 million people at a fiver each from one game of football, you’ve got £250m, and the Glazers and Ed Woodward are convinced that they can do it. So for them, it’s a no-brainer.”
Do you think the Glazers will try this again?
Yes, they have made their intentions clear
No, they have learned their lesson
TIF Thoughts on the European Super League…
Looking at the cold hard facts and finances then you can see why the Glazers signed up to this; however, football isn’t about cold hard facts and finances; it is about the joy and emotion of competing, winning and losing.
This ESL was going to remove all of that so that billionaires could get richer.
They might have apologised, but in our opinion, they have only done that because of the severe reaction from many in the world of football.
Florentino Perez has already claimed that this concept isn’t dead, so attention must be turned to getting rid of these greedy, heartless individuals.
It will be interesting to see what happens next, but we would like to see the Glazers removed from Old Trafford.