Hibs boss Jack Ross 'strongly disagrees' that European Super League will 'save football'

Hibs manager Jack Ross has spoken out against the proposed European Super League.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:08 pm
Hibs manager Jack Ross has spoken out against the European Super League plans. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)
Hibs manager Jack Ross has spoken out against the European Super League plans. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Ross, who is on the cusp of leading the Easter Road side into European competition next season, believes games being played in empty stadiums due to the pandemic may be behind the “knee-jerk” plans by 12 major clubs, including six from England, to form their own closed door competition.

The controversial proposals have sparked outrage across the football world, and the Hibs boss questioned comments made by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who stated that the breakaway league will "save football at this critical moment".

"I would strongly disagree with it being the only way to save football,” Ross said.

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“The reason that the game is so attractive is for people being in stadiums and the atmosphere it generates is why people enjoy going to games.

“I know we've had a really peculiar last 12 months where I think we've viewed the game a little bit differently. I think people's perceptions of matches is that they haven't been as good and I think that's just because we're all watching games on televison. Whereas when you're in a stadium you're with friends or family and an atmopehere is generated it does change your perception of a match.

“I think we have to be careful that we don't base a knee-jerk opinion on the fact we've not been inside stadiums. I think there would be far more people in the game who would disagree with that staement than wold concur with it.”

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