European Super League sparked controversy in the soccer world (includes video story)

There has been a lot of fallout from the failure of the European Super League. It was to be financed by JP Morgan and to consist of top-tier soccer teams from England, Spain and Italy. Soccer officials and fans alike were livid over the secrecy of the super league.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said the group that came up with the idea had no ethics.

“I was a criminal lawyer for years and I’ve met many tricky people that I even represented,” said Čeferin. “But I’ve never seen something like that.”

But the deal left many feeling betrayed by their favorites clubs. Chelsea fans went so far as to protest in the streets of London.

Martin Buhagiar is a board member for the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust. He said the whole league had the look and feel of a deal done in dark corridors, behind closed doors. He also said the move was anti-fan.

“No regard whatsoever for the largest stakeholders in the game, the most important people in football – and that is the supporters,” Buhagiar said.

The deal collapsed after all the English clubs pulled out of the Super League, but there is no word on the Spanish and Italian teams backing out.

Kasey Mintz is a journalism student at Florida International University. He enjoys college football, politics, and the Office.