Posted: 19.04.21 at 10:54 by The Editor
Real clubs, real ambitions, real fans, making a real difference to local communities and people's lives.
That was the official response from Frome's local football club to news of a possible European super league made up with the biggest clubs in the world.
If it goes ahead he league would comprise of six English teams: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham. It is being described as a seismic move for football, with those huge clubs joining forces with AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in their own league.
Locally the Robins squad posted on their social media pages: " It's time for people to fall back in love with real football again. "
FIFA has said it disapproves of the new European Super League (ESL) competition, while the UEFA said that: "The clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams."
Meanwhile according to a source quoted by the BBC sports reporter some of those involved in ESL call traditional supporters of clubs “legacy fans” while they are focused instead on the “fans of the future” who want superstar names.