A few weeks ago there was the possibility of the European Super League (ESL) which almost became a reality. This created one of the biggest problems in world football as it meant that the top 6 clubs would go into a different league. This is where they would play other top teams from the other big leagues. However, not all football clubs agreed to this league such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and PSG.
This caused big decisions to be made by the remainder of clubs that were still signed up to the ESL. Eventually, they all decided that the poor communication to the fans, the players and the managers was all too much. So much so that they all pulled away from the ESL but this still did not help the clubs that signed up to it in the first place.
In short, the fans (including myself) saw this as an opportunity for the owners to make more money without showing appreciation to the fans and the clubs that they own.
Therefore, the protests are to hopefully push out all of the owners that were involved out of the club. This is because the fans now see the owners having no interest in the football game itself. Football was established as a “worker mans” game and has been impacted by the fans and so the owners basically threatened to take this away. This meant that the originality of the game was to be no more.
Although most owners have publicly apologised for their actions it just doesn’t seem to be enough for the fans. Rightfully so, how can we trust the owners if they were willing to go this far without talking to the very people that make the club what it is?
Will The Protests Continue
It is important to know that there are reports of the protests continuing to take place and we believe this will continue. The fans want to see the owners punished for their actions so that that this same situation never happens again in football. So I believe the protests will continue until this happens and results in owners selling the clubs.
All fans are coming together to protest peacefully with the exception of some fans which has resulted in the police getting hurt. We are all for protests to continue in a peaceful way but the priority is to get the message across and not cause harm to the very stadiums we love to sit in and watch the football live.
Are The Protests Working?
It is always difficult to understand whether or not the protests in football are working in a positive way. This is because it is all about getting a direct message across that is shared by hundreds of thousands of people and in this case, the fans.
Last week the Manchester United vs Liverpool game was called off due to the amount of protests. Although, the main reason for this being called off was that fans managed to get into the stadium which took a long time to clear the stadium.