Making A Mockery of the Game
Not that there was much doubt about it but the Premier League have finally proved that football in this country is no longer a sport but a business as it looks to sell its soul to the highest bidder. At a meeting in London yesterday all 20 Premier League clubs agreed in principle to extend the season by one game creating an extra ten games in total. Those extra ten games would then be played abroad after being auctioned off to the highest bidding cities around the world.
This money spinner would of course make the league a farce. It means that the worst teams over the season possibly won't be relegated. Instead the team who draws one of the top clubs for their extra game could then see their relegation opponents draw one of the weaker teams.
It means fans will no longer be buying season tickets but 'part of the season tickets'. It means loyal fans who want to see every match of their club will be fleeced even more by rich foreign owners. Ultimately I expect it could mean the relocation of some clubs overseas.
If anyone know of a fans' campaign to oppose this move please leave a comment.
- I have found and signed an online petition against these proposals.
- I have e-mailed my disgust to the Premier League
- The Football Supporters Federation also have a poll about these proposals. It is only a poll but I guess if thousands vote then it might spur them onto some proper campaigning on this issue.