Registered On: April 2, 2014
I mean, football becoming all about money and not about ‘the fans’, shock horror…..
Johnson, Dowden, Prince William… and countless others, all seeking to be associated with a popular cause and pleased to be talking about something other than the dreadful state of the economy, Covid, royal rifts etc. etc.
So where were they when the Prem was born, when ordinary fans got priced out of games, and when Prem teams decided to become global brands which gave preference to visiting business people from Shanghai or Dubai, instead of ordinary fans who lived round the corner? Who cared, as they got richer and clubs like SUFC got poorer, footballing inequality growing exponentially?
Answer, none of them, they didn’t give a flying fig because they tacitly agreed with free markets and football, and clubs behaving like big corporations. Hypocrisy by the shedload.
The best book I’ve seen on this was from published back in 2008. It’s this: