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European Super League collapse: US football owners badly misread supporter culture in England

  • Written by Robert Butler, Director of the Centre for Sports Economics and Law, University College Cork

Barely two days after it was unveiled, the European Super League (ESL) is dead in the water. All six of the English clubs who made up the 12 founding members of the proposed breakaway competition pulled out, following loud opposition from everyone from the FA to Uefa to the UK government to fans. With the owners now hastily apologising and trying...

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