Steve Bruce has praised supporters for their ‘remarkable’ response to the European Super League – believing the ‘big six’ deserved a ‘slapping’ after the shameless power-grab from their billionaire owners.
The ‘big six’ breakaway was revealed last Sunday and left the football world up in arms – a backlash that saw Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd all withdraw from the event on Tuesday night.
Here’s what Bruce has had to say on the ESL when speaking in this morning’s press conference, insisting that we must now be ‘on guard’ against future moves like this:
”I think I was like everybody else.
“Thankfully the big six have taken a slapping.
“It’s been quite remarkable. I’ve never seen it so quick, the outcry.
“It was pretty obvious to everybody concerned that we ain’t gonna accept it.’
“I’m all for the pyramid system. I’m all for the reaction of supporters who brought it down so quickly.”
“I played in the lower divisions and if it wasn’t for the pyramid I wouldn’t have got my chance.
“We have to be on guard now.”
“Well done to the supporters.”
Bruce was then asked for his thoughts on the involvement of his former club Manchester United:
“Not just Manchester United, all of them, I hope they’ve learned from it.
“Let’s hope all of them have.
“This thing must have been rumbling on for years so we need to guard against this going forward.”
Let’s hope the punishments are serious to put the ‘big six’ in their place.
After all, failure to come down hard on the self-proclaimed top dogs of English football will only encourage them to do it again further down the line…