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ESL achieves what few thought possible by uniting MPs and country | John Crace

Forget coronavirus travel lists, when it comes to football the UK was being put on code red If the European Super League is too greedy a plan for an organisation as notoriously mercenary as Uefa, then it’s odds-on that it pretty much crosses the line for everyone else. Even MPs, whose tolerance for things venal has been known to be on the high side. So it was little surprise that not a single voice was raised in favour of the ESL following the statement by the secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport in the Commons. It was one of those rare occasions when the house spoke as one. Clubs mess with our football at their peril.“Football is in the national DNA,” Oliver Dowden began. “We invented it and it has helped to define communities. The six clubs that have signed up for the ESL had been tone deaf to this.” Which was a bit hard to take, given that successive Tory governments have done a fair amount to destroy communities over the past 11 years themselves. Continue reading...


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