Ross County John Hughes has made reference to Manchester United legend Sir Matt Busby as world football reacts to European Super League proposals.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of the closed-shop group which could alter the football ecosystem as we know it. La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus are also involved in breakaway plans.
As manager of a local club built on its community, Hughes said “Every football club is their supporters. If your supporter base is hard-working people, then that’s your foundation. That’s my view on it. Every football club – don’t get beyond yourself. Don’t forget your values and what values your club was built on.
“As the great man (Sir Matt Busby) said: ‘Football is nothing without fans.’ Look after your supporters. I just feel the values of your club are more important than money. It’s all about the values of your club.
“A lot of football clubs are about their communities and the people. That’s why I take my hat off the supporters who support their local club through thick and thin. Seeing those same faces, the ones who celebrate with you, even in defeat they feel your pain.
“Football is all about the supporters. I have been brought up to believe football is a working-class, blue-collar sport. You see cities with heavy industry but they all come together to watch their football team on the weekend. It’s not about money, it’s about the community of your club.”
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