Angry Liverpool fan groups will remove their flags and banners from The Kop while slamming ‘shameful and disgusting’ plans for the European Super League, saying they can no longer support a club ‘that puts financial greed above integrity’
- Liverpool supporter groups will remove their flags and banners from the Cup
- The Reds are one of 12 clubs that have signed up for the European Super League
- Spion Kop 1906 said they can no longer give their support to the club
Liverpool supporters have put up banners outside Anfield to protest plans for a European Super League, saying ‘Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021. ‘
The Reds are one of six Premier League clubs to have signed up for the new league, along with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.
The getaway plot was conceived by fans as a power and money-grabbing exercise, and some have decided to take a stand.
Liverpool fans have hung banners on Anfield condemning the European Super League
One read: ‘Shame on you. RIP LFC 1892-2021 ‘while another said’ LFC fans to European Super League ‘
Two banners have been put up outside the club’s grounds as supporters expressed their feelings on the subject.
Next to the banner that read ‘RIP LFC’, another read: ‘LFC fans v European Super League.’
Some fan groups have also announced that they will remove their flags and banners from the Cup.
Spion Kop 1906, which organizes flags and banners for the famous booth, said they asked the club to remove all their displays as soon as possible.
Spion Kop 1906 tweeted their intention to remove all their displays from the booth at Anfield
Liverpool’s supporter groups will remove their flags and banners from The Kop in response to plans for a European Super League
Fans say they feel they can no longer give their support due to the club’s ‘financial greed’
They wrote on Twitter: ‘We, along with other groups involved in flags, will remove our flags from the Headline.
“We feel we can no longer support a club that puts financial greed above game integrity.”
A spokesman for Spion Kop 1906 told The athletic: ‘We have been in touch with the club today to make it clear that we want to remove all banners and flags as soon as possible. We will take our support from the table from now on.
‘It’s a shame and absolutely disgusting what the owners have done. We don’t know how it got this far without fans being consulted. They have sold their souls.
No Liverpool fan could get on board with this Super League. It would be good to hear the manager and the players come and support the fans on this. ‘
Earlier on Monday, the group released a longer statement following the news of a Super League.
‘We would like to show that we oppose the planned reforms of the European football pyramid.
The new format is a blatant plan for the beneficial clubs to seize even more power and revenue from an already lucrative business model.
Supporters gathered outside Anfield to voice their feelings about the proposals
Owners, clubs, management. Do you really care about the interests of the clubs or just the bank accounts? I think we already know the answer, but now is the time to think about years of tradition and do the right thing. ‘
Fellow supporters’ group, Spirit of Shankly, have also criticized the club’s owners for their ‘greedy pursuit of money’.
They tweeted: ‘#Embarrasing as fan representatives we are shocked and totally opposed to this decision.
FSG ignored fans in their relentless and greedy pursuit of money. Football is ours, not theirs. Our football club is ours, not theirs. ‘