Charlie Austin has hit out at the ‘Big Six’ and wants the Premier League to dish out heavy sanctions that could have huge ramifications on West Brom.
The 31-year-old is currently out on loan at Championship outfit QPR but he has reacted with rage at the news that burst out of the top-tier on Sunday night.
It concerns Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, who announced that they made up half of the 12 founding clubs of the ‘European Super League’, a new midweek competition involving Spanish and Italian sides. [BBC]
But its effects are likely to be far-reaching and could cause substantial hits to many clubs all over England
Austin took to his personal Twitter profile to profess his outrage at the major development and made a big request to the Premier League.
He said: “Football as we know it in this country is going to be smashed to pieces! These six clubs are a shambles and just proves this game is all about money to them!
“Void the League Cup final [on] Sunday! Dock them all points and relegate them! No longer the working mans’ game!”
Football as we know it in this country is going to be smashed to pieces! These 6 clubs are a shambles and just proves this game is all about money to them! Void the league cup final Sunday!! Dock them all points and relegate them! No longer the working mans game!!!!!
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) April 19, 2021
Sensational respite for Albion?
Austin has gone big and he wants the six clubs docked points and relegated from the top-tier.
That’s a big claim but probably one shared by most football fans outside of those teams at the moment.
There has been mass anger across the board as it threatens to rip the heart out of English football and the pyramid that has been created.
Just imagine if Austin’s idea was carried through. That would be the biggest clubs in the country booted out of the Premier League leaving just 14 left.
It’s not out of the question given a statement on the UEFA website, endorsed by the Premier League, said clubs would be banned from domestic leagues if the ESL becomes reality.
Surely if that happened then the authorities would have to cancel relegation? Promoting nine Championship sides to make up the deficit is surely too much and risks affecting one integrity of the competition even more.
Because why should the ninth-placed side in the second-tier be rewarded ahead of West Brom who have shown they can compete against the big boys?
Getting rid of the six shamed sides is an unthinkable thought but if it did happen Albion would surely benefit from a Premier League reprieve.
There isn’t much to get excited about with this reveal of greed but we’re relishing just the very thought of operating in a higher division than the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United.
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