Joelinton has become the first Newcastle player to criticise the failed European Super League – saying their plans ‘made no sense’ and threatened to kill the dreams of football fans on Tyneside.
Fans across the country rebelled passionately against proposals that would have seen the “big six” clubs in England form their own league competition with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
This forced them to back down from the plans amid the fan unrest, with owners of these clubs being forced to U-turn and apologise unreservedly to their supporters.
Now, our £40m man has hit out at the move, explaining why the withdrawal from the English clubs was the right decision.
Here is what he said to NUFC TV.
“In my opinion the Super League is not a good thing for football. I think it would only benefit the big clubs – those that were involved in it.
“Football isn’t just made up by big clubs, football is so much more than that. There are so many teams and so many fans, so its cancellation was the best option.
“There are things that could change – but change for everybody, not just benefiting big clubs.
“Football is made by the fans, people who love their club – like the children of Newcastle, wanting to see their team in the Champions League and dream of becoming a footballer and playing in such a competition.
“I don’t think the Super League made much sense.”