Since Sunday in England, many are the personalities to speak out against the Super League, project having already rallied 12 of the richest clubs in Europe including six English: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham as well as the two clubs of Manchester, City and United.
Eric Cantona, 54, five-time England champion in the 1990s, with Leeds and then with Manchester United four times, expressed his disapproval of the project in a video shared on his Instagram account, which was quickly relayed on Twitter by the BBC.
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Facing the camera, the former Blues striker expressed himself in the following terms: “I would like to say something about the Super League.
For a year now, we have seen matches on television with the best clubs and the best players in the world.
And it's really boring.
Because the fans are not there.
The supporters sing, jump, support their team.
The most important thing in football is the fans and they should be respected.
Have these big clubs asked their fans what they think of this idea?
No unfortunately and that's a shame.
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Like other renegade clubs, Manchester United are now in the sights of UEFA, which is working on legally viable sanctions.
Like the "King" Cantona, other emblematic characters of the Red Devils including Gary Neville or Sir Alex Ferguson, and other major players in English football have added their voices to the concert of critics against the Super League.
Across Europe and England in particular, many supporters have shown their disapproval and anger.
During the Leeds-Liverpool meeting (1-1) on Monday, Marcelo Bielsa's players wore t-shirts bearing the slogan "football belongs to the fans".
A small plane even flew over the stadium, pulling behind it a banner reading: "Say no to the Super League".