Supporters’ backlash, the real deterrent and consequence
Aside from when the Three Lions play, supporters from the six rival Premier League clubs united for the first time in history against a raging, self-interested malevolent force.
The sweeping, universal and commanding condemnation shown by supporters across the country showed the handful of fat cats trying to run riot over football’s pure, centuries-old tenets that they would not take it lying down.
Quite the contrary.
Supporters’ universal stand against greed and gluttony provided the main consequence for their selfish actions. Concurrently, supporters’ solidarity and rage against the machine is also acts as the primary deterrent for these football clubs if they ever decide to repeat their egregious, non-sensical decisions to breakaway from the top flight.
Spurs’ top brass — had it not been for supporters’ widespread condemnation — would have gotten away scot-free. Thanks to supporters — and not the aforementioned minuscule fine — these greedy owners were held in check, brought to account for their actions.
And for that the world is forever in their debt.
Supporters unified for the greater good of football and greater society. Owners of these six clubs have been put on notice; unilateral decisions based on self interest and utter greed might be tolerated by the Premier League, but will never be allowed to stand for those who matter most, supporters in every corner of the globe.