Football is basically conceived as a game. It used to be, but it hasn't been for a long time. It has become a business that has been developing more and more over the years. To the extent that the richest clubs want to leave international organizations and to form their own competition.
The announced European Super League is conceived as more interesting than the existing Champions League because the best continental clubs would meet regularly. It is an idea in the minds of its founders, but in reality, it is still different.
This can be deduced from the reactions on social networks. Fans individually, as well as fan clubs, then former and current football players, journalists, and many others, in turn, are explicitly against closed-type competitions.
It is difficult to find a sporting interest in playing a league from which there is no relegation, and at the same time, it would be very boring to watch duels from season to season of always the same clubs that do not fight for anything other than financial power.
Football should be played because of the fans, but it is clear that in the case of the Super League, no one asked them for their opinion. Empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic were good for the hosts of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Milan, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal to officially launch a new project because those dissatisfied do not have the opportunity to present their opinion in the stands and in front of TV cameras.
In addition, mass gatherings on the streets are banned in most European cities due to covids. The question is to what the announcements that have already been issued by organized groups of fans of most of the mentioned clubs will be able to change something.
Hardly anything will happen, but the unification of the fans is certainly the only way in which true football fans can fight for their ideals, and that is to keep football organized as before. "The future of the club depends on this," Tottenham supporters told the club's owners, urging them to distance themselves from any "rebel group."
Liverpool fans call for solidarity and state that it is now "more necessary than ever" "We have experienced the ultimate betrayal. This is unforgivable, this is too much" said a statement from Chelsea fans.
Arsenal fans were even more critical and reacted to the club's announcement about joining the founders of the Super League with the comment: "Death of Arsenal as a sports institution" The dissatisfied fans were also supported by the legendary English striker, Gary Lineker.
"Football is nothing without its fans. We have clearly seen that over the past 12 months. If the fans stand as one against this anti-football pyramid scheme, we can stand in its way," Lineker believes.