The Shameless Six and a Dirty Half-Dozen, these greedy owners are the opponents of all football fans.
We call it the people’s game, the beautiful game, a game with deep roots in communities and particularly the working class.
Yet the controllers of six British famous clubs plotting the European cartel with a hat-trick in Spain plus three in Italy care more about money and profits than lifting cups and winning titles.
For them football is a business, fans a customer base to be exploited whether buying TV subscriptions, season tickets or merchandise.
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The proposed franchise plastic trophy is the culmination of weak regulations permitting wealthy speculators to do pretty much what they like.
We supporters are paying the price for allowing our heritage to be sold to any billionaire or foreign state who fancied a quick buck and better PR.
It’s no great surprise that Arsenal ’s Stan Kroenke, Liverpool ’s John W Henry and the Glazers at Manchester United are all Americans while Chelsea ’s Roman Abramovich is Russian and Manchester City ’s Sheik Mansour an Emirati.
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The sole Brit in this rancid group is Joe Lewis at Spurs. He’s a tax exile.
Guaranteed qualification and automatic windfalls, winning every Wednesday, what counts for the balance sheet brigade.
You don’t need to sleep under a Union Jack duvet and eat only tripe to appreciate that permitting international speculators, oligarchs and plutocrats to buy football teams would end in tears.
Or to play down the Left-wing with Keir Starmer or Jeremy Corbyn to appreciate the unchecked power of a selfish few is bad for the many.
Halting the breakaway, expelling clubs from the Premier League if necessary, would be for the common good.
Fan power is formidable if supporters unite against their club’s reckless owners, taking a principled stand instead of being bought off with dubious promises of fresh cash to buy star players.
But above all this must be a moment when the monied elite are stripped of their pomp, clubs returned to communities and supporters.
How one of the world’s greatest clubs, a Bayern Munich with deep institutional roots in that German city, resisted the blandishments is informative.
We need a football revolution to put control and ownership in the hands of the supporters who sell their hearts to teams and invest heavily in watching clubs.
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Owners are here today, gone tomorrow. Fans are loyal till they die.
The Shameless Six, Dirty Half-Dozen don’t deserve to call the shots.
Nationalise the clubs if necessary.