Boris Johnson ‘backed plans for a European Super League
‘Boris doesn’t know much about football, so he said it was a brilliant idea,’ a Government official told The Mirror. So Dan reassured the clubs that No10 would not get in their way. Then it all started.’
According to a second person connected to the football clubs, Mr Johnson appeared to have given Mr Rosenfield the impression that he would be fine for the plans to proceed.
‘Ed [Woodward] came back to the clubs to say they had gotten the green light from No 10,’ they alleged. Dan would not have freelanced all the way through without first consulting with Boris.’
However, Number 10 has repeatedly denied that the proposals were discussed at the meeting before the ESL plan was revealed, claiming that the Government had taken a “dim view of the matter.”
Downing Street claims that Mr Johnson, who saw Mr Woodward briefly after the meeting, learnt about the proposition only after the clubs confirmed it.
The Prime Minister slammed proposals for the ‘big six’ English football clubs to form a Super League in the face of a fan outcry.