There are no saints here mate, but the 12 managed to make UEFA some kind of "football martyr".All the apologies from club owners mean nothing. Too little too late. Damage already done.
What's bothering me is the the sanctimonious hypocrisy of the FA, Premier League, other clubs, UK media, UEFA, and the UK government is stomach-churning.
The gullible UK public/fans is falling for it too.
Just read now Perez interview after ESL broke up and it's amazing the POV that old fart has about football... some quotes:
“The one from Manchester saw the campaign saying this will kill the leagues, that it won’t allow [sporting] merit, that it was the end of football. There are people who have privileges and don’t want to lose them, even if it ruins football."
What the hell, in the end he just said what HE is!
“The owners are mostly not English. They’re not in it to make money, they have teams in America, love sport and they found themselves in a position they didn’t expect. They’re old, they got scared,” said Pérez, who is 74.
Ahah, that final remark about Perez age... "not into making money", "love sport"... are we talking about the same owners who didn't care for fans general opinion and got on board immediately after JP Morgan waved the bills at them?
Regarding Chelsea fans protest: “There were 40 of them and if you like I’ll tell you who brought them there.” (...) “Well, the person who put them there,” he said, not entirely coherently. “Like the one who organised the T-shirts in Cádiz. The same, the same. This isn’t normal.”
Right, 40... is he senile or genuinely think we're all stupid and can't count the massive crowd gathered outside Chelsea training grounds?
"It cannot be that in England, the six lose money and 14 make money. In Spain the top three lose money, and the others make money. That can’t continue; it is the rich are those who are losing money.”
What the... so everyone is earning money except the rich? Is this man real or simply out of touch? Even if this was true (which isn't, no club is profitting from a pandemic), perhaps a better management should be in place? Don't expect to earn profits out of nowhere just because you're a big club... Don't expect to amass scandalous debts and think it's all good because the club is worth much more.
Read also Barcelona statement and it's basically the same POV as Perez, but covered in a false apology.