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Jack Grealish reacts to ‘grotesque’ Liverpool and Manchester United plan

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Jack Grealish has reacted to news of a European Super League – by retweeting a message from former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

Plans for the controversial new competition emerged on Sunday with the revelation the Premier League’s ‘big six’ have signed up.

It was announced that Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – along with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus all intend to take part in the tournament which would not feature promotion or relegation.

Aston Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow has hit out at the plan – and Grealish, who has been out injured for the last two months, has hinted at his feelings.

Ozil, who now plays for Fenerbahçe, took to Twitter to criticise the plan, saying: “Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there.”

The German international also included a football and broken heart emoji, which Grealish looks to have endorsed by Retweeting to his 500,000 followers.


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Villa and the other 13 Premier League clubs excluded from the proposed Super League will attend a specially called meeting to discuss the controversial plans.

The new competition would rival the UEFA Champions League and the proposal has been met with hostility around the world.

Which is why the Premier League have decided to convene a meeting on Tuesday morning but – according to the Press Association – not invite the self appointed ‘big six’.

That will see the likes of Villa, Wolves, Newcastle and Everton discuss how to respond to the profoundly controversial scheme.

Purslow branded the plans ‘grotesque’. “The scheme is designed to take away that uncertainty (relegation) and to give predictability to their businesses so that if they’re badly managed or have a poor year, they’re still in the premier tournament,” Purslow told the BBC.

“Does that sound like sport or football to you? To me it sounds like a grotesque concept.”

Purslow added that he believes the plans could be stopped if football’s governing bodies come together in opposing them.

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