The owner of English Liverpool FC, John Henry, has apologized to fans for his actions to enter the Super League.
“I want to apologize to all Liverpool fans and supporters for the divisiveness I have caused in the last 48 hours. It goes without saying, but it must be said that the project put forward will never stand without the support of the fans,” the words of the April 21 address are quoted on the club’s official website.
Henry also apologized to the club’s head coach Jurgen Klopp, his players, and all those who work at Liverpool.
“I hope you understand that even when we make mistakes, we try to work in the best interest of your club. In that endeavor, I have failed you. Again, I’m sorry, I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity shown in the last couple of days. I won’t forget that,” Henry said.
On the night of April 19, 12 clubs announced the creation of a new European tournament, the Super League.
The announcement of the new tournament sparked negative reactions from UEFA as well as from the UEFA member soccer associations and the top leagues of soccer in England, Italy and Spain. The International Football Federation (FIFA) also condemned the project.
UEFA representatives said that all clubs participating in the Super League would be suspended from all other domestic, European and world competitions.
On April 20, English clubs announced their withdrawal from the tournament. “Chelsea”, “Manchester City”, “Manchester United”, “Liverpool”, “Arsenal” as well as the Spanish clubs “Atletico” and “Barcelona” began the procedure for withdrawal from the Super League.
At the moment, the discussion of the Super League project has been suspended.