David Beckham has hit out at the plans that have been released for a new Super League formation, insisting “the game we love is in danger”.
The announcement of a new European competition designed to rival the Champions League has sent shockwaves through the football community, with it suggested that the proposal threatens the time-honoured foundations of the game.
Beckham has been among those to speak out in opposition, taking to social media to issue a rallying cry while outlining his belief that supporters will be the ones who suffer most if the Super League comes to fruition.
“I’m someone who loves football. It has been my life for as long as I can remember,” the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England winger, who is now a co-owner of MLS outfit Inter Miami, wrote on Instagram.
“I loved it from when I was a young child as a fan, and I’m still a fan now. As a player and now as an owner I know that our sport is nothing without the fans.
“We need football to be for everyone. We need football to be fair and we need competitions based on merit.
“Unless we protect these values the game we love is in danger…”