Newcastle United hit out at proposed European Super League plans in hilarious tweet
The official Twitter feed of Newcastle United has taken a swipe at the proposed plans for a European Super League (ESL).
Twelve of Europe’s ‘leading’ clubs – including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham – have agreed to become founding members of the highly controversial competition.
The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus have also signed up to the lucrative format that would see neither of those clubs relegated.
FIFA, UEFA and the Premier League have already moved to condemn the move and plan to come down heavy on the teams involved in the ESL.
The Gazette understands Newcastle are “strongly opposed” to the formation of the ESL – and this tweet all-but confirms their stance.
Using footage of Matt Ritchie’s famous corner flag bootings, the Magpies winger is seen kicking one, labelled the ‘European Super League’, into the crowd at St James’s Park.
United are among 14 Premier League clubs, excluding the ‘big six’, set to meet with chief executive Richard Masters today.