Rio Ferdinand: “This is, for me, a war on football.”

The former Manchester United, West Ham and Leeds United defender has come out against the idea of the new ‘European Super League’

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“100%. I think this breakaway group of teams, this is a war on football. It’s a disgrace. It’s embarrassing. And it goes against everything football is about,” Ferdinand said.

“It’s a closed shop for these bigwigs and it’s completely and utterly only about one thing and that’s money. The rich getting richer and the others not even being considered.

“There’s no consideration for the history, for the people in the different parts of the pyramid below the top, top teams that they’re trying to separate from. It’s a disgrace, I can’t believe it.

12 teams have already signed up for the ‘European Super League including his former club Manchester United, will this still go ahead? There has been a massive backlash online today from fans, pundits and ex-players a like going ahead this proposal. Surely this will be stopped in its tracks?

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