Former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt has said that “the worst case of bullying” was shown by those involved in plans to create the European Super League. Nicky Butt former club, Manchester United announced on Sunday that they were a part of the 12 teams to form a breakaway league. However, after widespread opposition, the six premier league clubs all announced that they would no longer be a part of the competition.
Just before the announcement of backing out of the European Super League, Manchester United had announced that their executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward would be resigning at the end of 2021. Here’s what Nicky Butt had to say about the European Super League.
“I don’t think an apology is too great anyway if I’m honest,” Butt said. “I think what happened should never have happened. What happened is the worst case of bullying in my opinion, from powerful people, so whether they apologize or not is irrelevant to me really.”
The formation of the European Super League caused widespread anger amongst players and football fans. A number of fan groups from across the globe pledged to do their best to not allow the competition to go ahead.
“A hell of a long time and I don’t see how it’s possible. It’s difficult to regain someone’s trust after going behind people’s backs for so long.” Butt said when asked about the time it will take for the Glazers to gain their trust back. “It’s going to be difficult, I don’t know how they do it. I think that’s how some of these businessmen work, they work in the shadows if you like and they do what they think is right but I think the shocking thing is they can’t have empathy for the fan that makes this sport so great.”