Andy Robertson has likely won many new admirers this week as the Scotland captain helped Liverpool teammates and world football put an end to Super League plans.
English football’s ‘big six’ plus teams in Serie A and La Liga had signalled their intentions to become founding members of a European Super League, which would breakaway from their respective domestic games. Liverpool were one of the names involved in the plans.
It has sent shockwaves around football and received widespread condemnation, most notably from fans. But the severity of the backlash has caused clubs like Liverpool to backtrack as the proposals lie dead in the water, most teams now saying they are out of the running, including Robertson’s.
But it wasn’t before the Scotland captain took to Twitter, saying: “We don’t like it and we don’t want it to happen. This is our collective position. Our commitment to this football club and its supporters is absolute and unconditional.”
Robertson’s Scotland career was on the line too. FIFA and UEFA both agreed that any Super League players would not be allowed to represent their national teams but the Liverpool Scotsman has did his part to ensure his place with Scotland at Euro 2020 this summer remains.
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