Six terrible football proposals less awful than the European Super League. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Six terrible football proposals less awful than the European Super League

As Taylor Swift once sang, "This is why we can't have nice things, darling. Because you break them."

Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:01 pm

The European Super League has ominously emerged on our footballing horizon like the Death Star, threatening to obliterate the sport as we know it via a monstrously wealthy, elite institution set to serve a mere handful of clubs.

Under the current proposals, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City and Spurs will take part in the new, highly lucrative midweek competition, alongside another six clubs from around Europe - essentially destroy the element of meritocracy which makes the existing structure so compelling.

This could see the see the clubs taking part banned from the Premier League, and their players stopped from appearing in future World Cups, as just punishment for the most audacious power grab in the history of the sport.

Here, we detail six horrendous football proposals, which still wouldn't be as bad as the abhorrent European Super League:

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