Luke Pollard MP was one of many MPs to voice his disapproval of the new breakaway European Super League plans, which would significantly alter the face of English football.
In response to the news that six Premier League clubs are looking to split from the English football pyramid, Luke Pollard MP tweeted:
I don’t support plans for a new breakaway football league. This isn’t about fans or what’s best for clubs, it’s a plan that benefits the billionaire owners only. English clubs involved should listen to their fans and not participate.
In a Facebook post on the subject, Luke wrote:
I make no secret of the fact that I am a proud Plymouth Argyle fan and we have a club that values its fans here in Plymouth. I am looking forward to fans returning to Home Park as lockdown restrictions lift. The Green Army is the club, and the club is the fans just as much as it the players and manager.
The European Super League is a bad idea. It is founded on greed and elitism. It is not being created to support fans, further the national game or support grassroots football but to drive more cash into the pockets of owners. It stinks.
Several Labour MPs have voiced their opposition, including party leader Sir Keir Starmer, who wrote:
The ‘super league’ proposal leaked today cuts across all the things that make football great. It diminishes competition. It pulls up the drawbridge.
It is designed for and by a small elite.
You can click here to read Luke’s statement on the European Super League proposals in full.