James Milner has become the first ‘big six’ player to openly condemn plans to create a European Super League, saying he ‘doesn’t like it’ and ‘hopes it doesn’t happen.’
Following last night’s 1-1 draw between Leeds and Liverpool at Elland Road, the former Newcastle United midfielder was quizzed about the disgraceful power-grab plans – admitting that players only became aware of the ‘Super League’ when it broke yesterday.
This comes after Sky Sports duo Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher urged every manager, player and football fan to protest against the shambolic proposal that threatens to spoil the nation’s greatest sport.
Here’s what Milner had to say after last night’s game:
Let’s hope James Milner is the first of many players from Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal to take a stand against this criminal act against the game we love.
Money talks, but if there’s a widespread refusal to get behind such a grotesque plan, it could be stopped before it even gets the chance to get off the ground.