Alan Shearer, the highest scoring player in the history of the English Premier League, calls for Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City to be expelled from the league immediately due to their participation in the so-called European Premier League.
“Ban them. Put them under a ban if possible. This is wrong. What they are trying to do is not right. This destroys all competition. See what Leicester have achieved and what West Ham are doing. If this happens, these clubs will not be able to compete with the best. “It’s simply wrong,” Shearer told the BBC.
“The owners of these clubs clearly have no idea about the history of the competition. They have no feeling for the associations’ relationship with the supporters and the community. During this epidemic, we have constantly heard: “The game is not the same without the fans.” “No, we do not want that,” said Alan Shearer, who scored 283 league goals for Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle from 1988 to 2006.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said today that nothing would be left unchallenged to stop the plans of six English football clubs to take part in a new division in European football.
Johnson said in a statement that he pledged full support to the country’s football authorities and confirmed that he had the full support of the government to stop the clubs’ intentions. The government was looking at all possibilities, including legislation, to ensure that they were prevented.
The statement was issued following a meeting with representatives of the English Football Association, the Premier League and supporters’ associations.