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"It's a DISGRACE! It's a war on football! - Rio lashes out at European Super League proposal 

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Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Savage and Francis Benali share some strong feelings about the European Super League.
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john anderson
john anderson 6 days ago
Respect for Rio!
douglas coon jr
douglas coon jr 11 days ago
No real fans want this at all.
KarlZd1
KarlZd1 11 days ago
Who cares
Yellow
Yellow 15 days ago
"YANKS!" OH REALLY! I bet anybody and everybody with indigenous heritage from London to the far east to United States must be either turning over in their graves or alive and throwing up. PLAYERS/FANS: This is our game INDIGENOUS EVERYWHERE: are saying hold my beer. 🍻🍺
opzz xsin
opzz xsin 16 days ago
The working mans game has been exploited by one of the deadly sins.....GREED !
hen ko
hen ko 17 days ago
Those rich club owners know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
The Last Son
The Last Son 17 days ago
HAHAHAHAHA! The breakaway civilization is here!
Henri Mangels
Henri Mangels 18 days ago
Last week i was angry... Now I'm just sad😢
Mc Dyse
Mc Dyse 18 days ago
hmmm 'a war against Football!'. Very unwise words from Rio Ferdinard but apart from that everything else is fairly accurate. Fairly accurate - For him too not get too carried away!
opzz xsin
opzz xsin 16 days ago
I really can't listen to these retired footballers, players who earned millions per year in the same system the new league is based off of, money. The premier league has
Damien Davis, watchmanofephrain Davis
Man i dont like football.
hen ko
hen ko 17 days ago
I really can't listen to these retired footballers, players who earned millions per year in the same system the new league is based off of, money. The premier league has
Vincent Arisa
Vincent Arisa 18 days ago
We as the fans determine whether the teams will earn or not. Without us watching those clubs play means no ad revenue and that is the major revenue earner for any club. At the end of the day, the money they thought they would make will remain to be just a dream.
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 17 days ago
It’s very simple: Americans intervening in European football...
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 18 days ago
Someone’s gotta contact Elon Musk to buy all 12 clubs and cancel the deal lol
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 17 days ago
Good job.. keep up the good work.?
Pureleeful.
Pureleeful. 19 days ago
The rich getting richer! Rio wasn't saying that when collecting obscene pay cheques!
Pureleeful.
Pureleeful. 15 days ago
@mikin lirou Agreed, no need to apologise.
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 15 days ago
should be run by pros who know what they are doing and should be owned in large part by the people who are supporting them, i.e. Fans. Sorry, rant over.
Amarjit Singh
Amarjit Singh 21 day ago
Proud Boy
Demens Clay
Demens Clay 21 day ago
Rio=Legend!
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 18 days ago
ICC does that all the time... There are permanent members of icc and temporary poor countries have to qualify.
C Marq
C Marq 21 day ago
Barcelona wants to avoid playing with Bayern again! 🤣
Ask to seduce Miss
the world. Well done Rio, Gary and others for speaking out.
minij hooi
minij hooi 19 days ago
Money has killed the game, money and the greed that goes with it.
Derick Lewis
Derick Lewis 21 day ago
All I got to say as an American is welcome to the National Football League 😅
minij hooi
minij hooi 19 days ago
And now the next step is to snub Dubia WC, built on slavery, and FIFA greed .
minij hooi
minij hooi 21 day ago
Ferdinand is going straight into my weekend league team.
Pedro E.
Pedro E. 21 day ago
If every match is exciting, no match is exciting.
Eric & Claire-Hélène R Fletcher
with the super league who developes the players , reason for the structure of soccer system needs to stay as is.
Ask to seduce Miss
years ago 🤣
Cruelty Torture
Cruelty Torture 22 days ago
Time for fans to start buying in to their clubs. Its the only way to ensure players voices are listened to without direct government intervention with a supporters council or similar being implemented. If enough players buy shares and form a coalition ye can have a supporters based voice in local teams.
Rory McLoughlin
Rory McLoughlin 22 days ago
I really can't listen to these retired footballers, players who earned millions per year in the same system the new league is based off of, money. The premier league has destroyed English football. Look at any team now, where are the English players? and it is not as if the up and coming local lads are getting a chance to move elsewhere. Clubs should be run by pros who know what they are doing and should be owned in large part by the people who are supporting them, i.e. Fans. Sorry, rant over.
Joanna
Joanna 22 days ago
Can’t say it enough, I’m even prouder of being a Bayern fan. Bayern going against this shows how much the team cares about the fans.
Dawn Galani
Dawn Galani 21 day ago
stop copying comments
A L
A L 22 days ago
It’s very simple: Americans intervening in European football...
ScubaTal Professional House Bowler
Are there any videos that explain this in super basic language that someone from the USA that doesn't follow football can understand?
Bruce Vial
Bruce Vial 23 days ago
Crystal Palace beating Liverpool in big games? Can’t lose that. I’m a Liverpool fan and I love now nail biting those games can be.
Joanna
Joanna 22 days ago
Why is'n Rio running this country he do a better job what a speech well said Rio
Ivan Martins
Ivan Martins 23 days ago
Right 100%
A A
A A 23 days ago
ICC does that all the time... There are permanent members of icc and temporary poor countries have to qualify.
A A
A A 23 days ago
And one country rule the ICC bcs of money.
Fred Shred
Fred Shred 23 days ago
Spurs big six LMAO.
Fred Shred
Fred Shred 23 days ago
And now the next step is to snub Dubia WC, built on slavery, and FIFA greed .
Dude, where's my job?
Money has killed the game, money and the greed that goes with it.
msbrando
msbrando 23 days ago
Owners are not English and dont care about the fan. Just when they dont buy their junk merchandise
Lee Robinson
Lee Robinson 23 days ago
Now is a great opportunity for the English premier league to start under a new umbrella with new morals and no money enhancements to any clubs, even budgets across every team and only skill and hard work makes the team better.
dan peart
dan peart 23 days ago
Says the man who said “if Newcastle fans don’t like their ownership why don’t they buy the club themselves?” Man of the fans? Do me a favour..he lost touch with “real football” years ago 🤣
Best Gamer
Best Gamer 23 days ago
𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒆 𝒎𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆
Gayane Khachatryan
Gayane Khachatryan 23 days ago
As for PSG, it doesn't need the money from the ESL. The owners can pay more to each club, the league and are not in need of some guilt cash. I don't get why Man City would agree to that scam. They are very well loaded and can secure whoever they want, whatever they want roughly speaking.
Federico Alessio
Federico Alessio 23 days ago
I dont like the ESL nor I want it but there are a lot of false information being mentioned here. The ESL was not planning to shut down national championship nor the UEFA‘s organized European competition. Also their business plan said that ~6.5B would be passed down to the national leagues, so that would support the grassroot movement. This is much more than anything UEFA had even imagined. Nevertheless, I hate the idea.
guntur alam
guntur alam 23 days ago
C'mon BRIT-SUPER LEAGUE which could replace Carabao Cup content Big 6 EPL, 2 Glasgow Clubs, 1 FA Cup Winner & 1 SFA Cup Winner & 2 qualified clubs from both EPL & SPL (end season raises at top tables). Yeaa.
Yellow
Yellow 23 days ago
_PURE EURO-SNOBBS!!!_ _Please don't try to call it the AMERICAN Super League that's really *F---D-UP._ _1. American owners were three/3 out of the 12._ _2. The fans/players/owners didn't riot when David Beckham bought LAFC. WHY? We are aware of the origins of SOCCER._ _The MLS doesn't like the Super League either. But it's about the fans._ _(right?????)---INCLUDING AMERICAN SOCCER _FANS (RIGHT?!!)*_. WRONG IT'S ABOUT EURO-SNOBBS!!_
Henry Evans
Henry Evans 23 days ago
Why is'n Rio running this country he do a better job what a speech well said Rio
Sarah is bored
Sarah is bored 24 days ago
it's like if Spain, Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, Italy and France were like, we should form our own world cup where we are the only ones who are allowed to win.
Sarah is bored
Sarah is bored 9 days ago
@DonQwantsyou Croatia made it to the world cup final in 2018, they beat England + Mexico and Sweden made it to the 16th round over Germany in 2018. these are just a few examples, so they don't always win.
DonQwantsyou
DonQwantsyou 9 days ago
so what?, they always win anyways
Sarah is bored
Sarah is bored 24 days ago
Rio 👏👏👏👏
Take xioxlxodkd Johnson
Did this bloke not cheat on his dying wife? Morals?
utubeSome
utubeSome 24 days ago
Respect
ringo pattison
ringo pattison 24 days ago
01:30 being rewarded for winning, being punished for not winning ? think this guy should transfer to the iraq squad.
NewBiker85 Dixon
NewBiker85 Dixon 24 days ago
I don't even like football (was watching UFC promos) but I love Rio. What a lovely, grounded man he is
Kingsway 1000
Kingsway 1000 24 days ago
Please can somebody tell me this ESL is an April fool....
John Beck
John Beck 24 days ago
BT and Skysports pretending it’s for the “fans” whilst fleecing their customers, fake outrage indeed.
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 24 days ago
good stuff, but no one pointing out how perfect that beard is tho
MichaelPaton8
MichaelPaton8 24 days ago
Maybe if he is not happy with the Man United ownership, him and his mates can club together and buy it? After all, that was his suggestion if Newcastle fans were unhappy with their ownership
Reactionist
Reactionist 24 days ago
People dont understand FIFA and uefa is the bad ones pocketing money for decades. Scandals after scandals bribe after bribe” Qatar 2022 how”🧐 It’s better to have 2 organizations so people can chose
LinkLing
LinkLing 24 days ago
Is just football tho
SOUL BOY
SOUL BOY 24 days ago
money is the root of all evil
SOUL BOY
SOUL BOY 24 days ago
football lost the plot a while ago . stuff the big clubs. overrated alot of the time anyway
Samantha TKO
Samantha TKO 24 days ago
What a joke everyone moaning and complaining and at the end of the day it’s organisations like sky and BT sport have ruined football yet nobody does anything about that they still continue to buy their season tickets and yet they can’t even watch a game in the flesh
frizza241
frizza241 24 days ago
If everyone hates it...then who do they think will support this new league???? If they do it...will the fans stand together and BOYCOTT every game????
mujin70
mujin70 24 days ago
Love how these people, Europeans and other internationals, chastising these owners for being greedy and ignoring what makes up the game, the game and traditions! I love it. American sports can learn from them. There is more in life than just greed.
Lordcool
Lordcool 24 days ago
I’m not sure if he’s talking about the super league or uefa/ fifa
Dion Folaa
Dion Folaa 25 days ago
the super league sounded cool
Tenshyun
Tenshyun 25 days ago
Do not forget that that Real Madrid with a shotload of titles and money are the founders of this nonsense. want to cut down the super league tree? start with the roots: Real Madrid.
matt zam
matt zam 25 days ago
when i read that F. Perez (Dict- President of Madrid) is the chairman of ESL, It all makes sense. Aren't they still footing the bill for their stadium redevelopment that they had to force through?
Dane F
Dane F 25 days ago
Having a super league is cool. On fifa, or football manager. But this is real life not fantasy. Super league is a farce.
Midnight Rambler
Midnight Rambler 25 days ago
The status quo is disgraceful also
JACK WALSH
JACK WALSH 25 days ago
Anyone care about the fans after the breakaway folds??
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 25 days ago
Ferdinand is going straight into my weekend league team.
thereds1959
thereds1959 25 days ago
PL need to still take at least 12 points off all of the Big 6, either this season or the start of the next season, myself it should be this season giving other teams who would never ever get in the CL or EL. (LFC fan)
TheMrC99
TheMrC99 25 days ago
Well said Rio!
full Stop
full Stop 25 days ago
Would have been brilliant big teams constantly playing big teams no need to play small teams anymore.
Dave Rivera
Dave Rivera 25 days ago
HOW ABOUT A WORLDWIDE LEAGUE???
kabzaify
kabzaify 25 days ago
Respect to PSG
Lawrence Debes
Lawrence Debes 25 days ago
Why is European Super League such an enemy?? 😳I don’t get it.
Choice eyewubokan
Choice eyewubokan 25 days ago
The world is going left
Greg V
Greg V 25 days ago
Is there a draft system in soccer? I am familiar with US football 🏈. That system, allows for a low scoring team to pick top new players coming from universities.
SirElifant
SirElifant 25 days ago
The true reason. Below is the debt owed of each team: • Arsenal - 125 Million Euros • AC Milan - 151 Million Euros • ManCity - 200 Million Euros • Liverpool - 272 Million Euros • Juventus - 357 Million Euros • Atletico - 494 Million Euros • ManU - 528 Million Euros • Inter Milan - 630 Million Euros • Real Madrid - 901 Million Euros • Barcelona - 1,17 Billion Euros • Tottenham - 1.28 Billion Euros • Chelsea - 1.51 Billion Euros
Drill 010
Drill 010 25 days ago
Great guy
C RUX
C RUX 25 days ago
UEFA mafia is doing his efforts. Qatar seems very "roots" of football, very fans concerned, very humble... Hypocresy is reaching levels never seen before
C RUX
C RUX 25 days ago
Florentino:Rio we need a commentarist for our Superleague. This is the offer (shows him a paper) Rio: Well I think we all misunderstood the Superleague. It's a great oportunity for football bringing it to the next level...
Windkante
Windkante 25 days ago
Rio never shy of beeing honest.
theandroids
theandroids 25 days ago
THE QUEEN NEEDS TO GET INVOLVED....
Emily An
Emily An 25 days ago
Those rich club owners know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
Gourav Kumar
Gourav Kumar 25 days ago
👍
Artfoth F
Artfoth F 25 days ago
It seems the rumours about some of these big clubs blocking the Newcastle takeover are looking more like being true.
Jabez OnTheSpot
Jabez OnTheSpot 25 days ago
NFL is more fun to watch than this crappy kicking ball.
Mikey L
Mikey L 25 days ago
Totally agree with Rio
butti fdft
butti fdft 25 days ago
Is this the same Rio Ferdinand that told Newcastle fans to just buy the club if they don’t like the owner?
Sherly Lecty
Sherly Lecty 25 days ago
One thing that I've realized about all this... Football fans are pathetic 😂😂😂
1098sssss
1098sssss 25 days ago
Rio has a bad poker face, he knows ESL was the best thing to happen to football but he had to speak none sense to save BT and other TV networks from losing the broadcasting rights, lower quality football should be relegated to inferior leagues to keep the product enjoyable just like what the premier league did to the championship
David Kent
David Kent 25 days ago
Of course the other thing to consider now, is will players now consider their position before signing up for any of these Super League wannabe clubs, particularly if they're already playing for teams that have rejected this idea already, Bayern, PSG, Porto, Ajax etc. Perhaps the players at the "Big Six", could have an addendum added to their contracts saying that if any of these clubs form a Super League then their playing contracts with the clubs are terminated forthwith.
Irish_ Farmers_Tan
Irish_ Farmers_Tan 25 days ago
start playing baseball and basketball
donald crawford
donald crawford 25 days ago
The corporate world taking advantage of Covid. SAD.
Peter Maurer
Peter Maurer 25 days ago
Rio spot on...although he earned 150`000 per week and was part of the greedy system. Spot on but hypocritical.
dixon of dock green
all this from a man wanting a last bigger contract at united ha ha ha
Dream Tower Media
Dream Tower Media 25 days ago
I will never watch any of those teams again.
Ming The Merciless
Ming The Merciless 25 days ago
Football is dying
Leo R.
Leo R. 25 days ago
Glad I’m not a supporter of those plastic clubs
M. Giq.
M. Giq. 25 days ago
Rio for Prime minister!
channel F1 news
channel F1 news 26 days ago
this seems like there trying to make football f1
official Vanilla Muffins sugar oi! channel
rio looks like a boy ,and someone took him away his beloved aquarium fish, sweet.
Steve Godfrey Drummer
Footballs all about money! No wonder this is happening!
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