April 19, 2021
Ministers trying to block the breakaway European Super League (ESL) are looking at “a range” of sanctions, Downing Street has confirmed. 
Football Clubs Joining European Super League May Have To Repay Covid Cash, No. 10 Says
Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said that boosting Football fan ownership, new competition law and clawing back Covid relief cash handed to Premier League clubs were all being considered by the government.  
A decision by the ‘Big Six’ of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham to join the planned ESL has been met with widespread fury. 
The ESL said the founding clubs would compete in a “new midweek competition” with teams continuing to “compete in their respective national leagues”. 
But many feel the new league will damage domestic leagues and goes against the integrity of the sport.
The PM said it was “not good news” for fans and that he and culture secretary Oliver Dowden would do “everything” possible to stop the ESL forming. 
The spokesman was also asked about a proposal of clawing back taxpayer money given to clubs in Coronavirus loans.
Arsenal borrowed £120m and Spurs £175m via the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility - a form of low-cost borrowing to help firms get through the pandemic.
“Again, another suggestion put forward. We want to look at everything possible, we’re not ruling anything in or out, we want to look at the options,” the spokesman said.
Asked if the prime minister backs a German-style system of 51% fan ownership of clubs, his official spokesman said on Monday: “I’ve seen a number of proposals that have been put forward as potential solutions or mitigations for this, I’m not at this stage planning on getting into each one.
“We’re considering a range of options and the prime minister wants to look at everything we can do here to make sure these proposals don’t go ahead as proposed.”
Asked about new legislation or existing competition regulations being used, he said: “We’re not looking to rule anything out at this stage.” 
Downing Street has said details of the fan-led review of football governance promised in the last Tory manifesto will be set out “in due course”.
The prime minister’s official spokesman said: “We’ve continued to work closely with fans and football stakeholders on issues.
“I think, as I’m sure you’ll accept, the focus has been on the global pandemic and the response to that, and that includes protecting the immediate future of football clubs, but we will build on this with our fan-led Government review as soon as possible.”
Asked when it will get the go-ahead, he said: “We will set out details in due course.”
Unlike the Champions League, which teams must qualify for, the ESL would include the same 15 teams every year, with the remaining five qualifying annually.
World governing body FIFA had previously said it would not recognise a European Super League, and any players involved could be denied the chance to play at a World Cup.Related...What Is The European Super League And Why Is Everyone So Angry About It?UN Experts Say UK's ‘Reprehensible’ Race Report ‘Normalises White Supremacy’
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Tawny Kitaen of Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" Dies at 59 | E! News
May 08, 2021
at50H1qyeTE
Necessary Realness: Christina Milian Plays "Who's That Kid?" Game | E! News
May 08, 2021
AhlUf15LvoI
Everything Pete Davidson & Phoebe Dynevor Have in Common | E! News
May 08, 2021
cIOoN4KzZfo
Brody Jenner, Kaitlynn Carter open up about working together after split | Page Six Celebrity News
May 07, 2021
SoF-7BataFw
Jessica Simpson divides fans with no-makeup Instagram photo | Page Six Celebrity News
May 07, 2021
HwqgnxhJejM
TikTok user who matched with Matthew Perry on Raya at age 19 speaks out | Page Six Celebrity News
May 06, 2021
8hEPvd2mCJ4
Bhad Bhabie Says Critics of Her OnlyFans Appearance are Just Jealous | TMZ
May 08, 2021
xgxw2WqNPpM
Henry Golding Says Education, Awareness Key to Ending Asian Hate | TMZ
May 08, 2021
IsOudY4PHis
Jeff Lowe Says Feds Seizing Animals at His Zoo, Video of Big Cat Being Hauled Away | TMZ
May 06, 2021
MUel-qMro0U
ViacomCBS Stock Falls Despite Q1 Earnings and Paramount Plus Streaming Growth
May 06, 2021
YMV6KD0sfHg
Michael B. Jordan on 'Without Remorse,' Remembering Chadwick Boseman and Directing 'Creed 3'
May 04, 2021
61RCk4tRQto
'Pose' Star MJ Rodriguez on the Life-Changing Legacy of the FX Show
May 04, 2021
WB_g_LFmDXI
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.