Boris Johnson, Roy Keane and Gary Neville all strongly condemn Super League decision

Boris Johnson, Roy Keane and Gary Neville all strongly condemn Super League decision

FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST clubs have voted to breakaway and join their own Super League.

News emerged on Sunday that the biggest clubs in England, Spain and Italy had all agreed to join the controversial Super League, much to the outrage of lots of people within football.

Gary Neville was doing punditry for Manchester United's win over Burnley when the news broke, and he was visibly furious when speaking about the subject after the game.

He said: "The reaction to it is that it’s been damned, and rightly so. I’m a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life but I’m disgusted. Absolutely disgusted.

"I’m disgusted with United and Liverpool most. Liverpool pretend, like, 'You’ll never walk alone' - the people’s club, the fan’s club. Manchester United, 100 years, borne out of workers around here and they’re breaking away into a league without competition, you can’t be relegated from.

"It’s an absolute disgrace and honestly we have to wrestle back the power in this country from the clubs at the top of this league and that includes my club. I’ve been calling for 12 months as part of another group for an independent regulator to bring checks and balances to stop this happening, it’s pure greed."

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to Twitter to condemn the idea, saying: "Plans for a European Super League would be very damaging for football and we support football authorities in taking action.

"They would strike at the heart of the domestic game, and will concern fans across the country.

"The clubs involved must answer to their fans and the wider footballing community before taking any further steps."

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has said it "risks shutting the door on fans for good".

Former Ireland captain Roy Keane was also unhappy with the team's decision to join this Super League, especially while smaller clubs have been crushed by the pandemic.

"I think it comes down to money and greed," he said.

"Obviously we've heard nothing from FIFA yet but it doesn’t sound good. Let’s hope it’s stopped in its tracks.

"We talk about the big clubs. Bayern Munich are one of the biggest clubs in the world – at least they’ve made a stand, which is a good start."

"Let's hope it is stopped in its tracks. It's just pure greed."

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham have agreed, as have AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

In a statement that was shared by Liverpool on Sunday night, Joel Glazer, Co-Chairman of Manchester United and Vice-Chairman of the Super League said: "By bringing together the world's greatest clubs and players to play each other throughout the season, the Super League will open a new chapter for European football, ensuring world-class competition and facilities, and increased financial support for the wider football pyramid."

The FA and FIFA have criticised the formation of the new league, with it currently being suggested that the teams would not be allowed to play domestically if they join the Super League, which would have no relegation or new additions added each year.

There have also been reports that players who represented their clubs in the new league would not be eligible to play for their international country.