Why the European Super League failed | Curio

Why the European Super League failed

7 mins | Apr 26, 2021

The American-style tournament crashed against century-old traditions. "As in Afghanistan, the American investors were wilfully ignorant of an alien culture. Local allies, in the form of Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, and Juventus’s chairman, Andrea Agnelli, proved unreliable guides to the natives. The League was pitched as a mid-week addition to its members’ current fixtures, to provide more games among Europe’s best. It would have eaten into their domestic commitments, however, offending local fans. Such stresses are routine in America’s franchise system, which the league resembled; they were anathema to Europe’s sporting culture."

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