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Wolves, Leeds social media jokes towards the Big 6 promote further division and bitterness from those they need on side

Wolves, Leeds social media jokes towards the Big 6 promote further division and bitterness from those they need on side

Clubs poke fun at Big 6

It is completely understandable to see the anger and frustration of clubs in the Premier League and beyond left out of plans for the proposed Super League.

Should the league go ahead, it would likely have hugely detrimental financial impacts to the rest of the English football league pyramid, despite promises from the 12 founding clubs that financially they would still benefit.

It has sparked a broad spectrum of reactions from fans, journalists, media outlets and the clubs themselves.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have now changed their Twitter bio description to read “Premier League champions 2018/19” after they finished 7th behind the “Big 6” clubs.

Meanwhile, Leeds United have changed their website fixture list to display the names of clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs as video game alternatives representative of when a platform loses or does not have the naming rights for the teams.

Could there be a better way?

However, whilst it is good to laugh in the face of despair, could more be done to support a fan base of a sport which is facing its greatest threat, arguably in its existence?

The ‘Big 6’s’ owners should rightly be criticised for this scheme which rips the soul from the sport and leaves the openness of competition and consequence beaten and bruised.

Yet, their fan bases too are raging. Protests, banners, social media campaigns and condemning from official fan groups representative of the fan bases of the Big 6 have been present, vocal and frequent.

Everton released a statement which finished with the tagline:

“We urge them all to consider what they wish their legacy to be.”

Could more be done to bring together supporter bases of all the clubs, including the Big 6? Externally, the idea itself of the Super League dismisses care for the opinion of those on the outside.

However, encouraging backlash from within, there a chance could be born. Bring together the fans from all clubs as one to stand against the owners’ self-centred ambitions to further their revenues to the detriment of the game.

By continuing to belittle the clubs and make fans of the Big 6 feel as though they are part of the problem, the only outcome will the the overall dismantling of the sport as we know it.

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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.

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