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Fan groups unite to condemn Project Big Picture

The fan groups of the six leading Premier League clubs widely reported to be behind the instigation of ‘Project Big Picture’ have united to denounce the plans, saying they are “totally opposed” to the concentration of power in the hands of six billionaire owners, and attacking the proposals for their lack of consultation. 

The groups – the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, Spirit of Shankly, the Manchester City Supporters Club, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust and the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust – posted the joint statements on their websites yesterday, and called on the Government and football authorities to “work urgently to secure a sustainable future for all clubs”.

“The Premier League has rightly said that all stakeholders should be involved in discussions about the future of the game. And yet supporters have not had the courtesy of any communication or consultation about these plans before they were published last Sunday, despite allegedly being three years in the making.

“By floating this latest plan, those behind it are acknowledging football needs to be reformed. We call on the Government and football authorities to now work urgently to secure a sustainable future for all clubs, many of which face serious threats to their existence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also expect both parties to make a genuine commitment to reform and to listen to our members. Fans are the lifeblood of the game. We need to be heard as soon as possible.”

Read the full statement here.

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