As soon as the news of the European Super League came into existence, Liverpool owner John Henry faced massive backlash from the fans along with every other club owner that was involved in this tournament.
Protests all around Europe broke on the streets, especially in England. Footballers, ex footballers, managers, and pundits everyone was against this tournament, everybody feared the same thing; this tournament will literally destroy football forever.
Breaking: Liverpool Owner John Henry Apologizes On Youtube
From last night on IST, English clubs started to back off one by one. All six clubs withdrew their names from the European Super League after they realized fans are not liking this decision at all. They did not have any other choice.
The 19 times English League winner Liverpool released a statement by announcing their withdrawal from the said tournament. Just a while ago, the owner of the club John Henry posted a video on youtube apologizing to the fans and his team. He took the blame on himself completely. The complete speech is given below;
“I want to apologise to all the fans and supporters of Liverpool Football Club for the disruption I caused over the past 48 hours.
“It goes without saying but should be said that the project put forward was never going to stand without the support of the fans. No one ever thought differently in England. Over these 48 hours you were very clear that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you.
“And I want to apologise to Jurgen, to Billy, to the players and to everyone who works so hard at LFC to make our fans proud. They have absolutely no responsibility for this disruption. They were the most disrupted and unfairly so. This is what hurts most. They love your club and work to make you proud every single day.
“I know the entire LFC team has the expertise, leadership and passion necessary to rebuild trust and help us move forward. More than a decade ago when we signed up for the challenges associated with football, we dreamed of what you dreamed of. And we’ve worked hard to improve your club. Our work isn’t done. And I hope you’ll understand that even when we make mistakes, we’re trying to work in your club’s best interests. In this endeavour I’ve let you down.
“Again, I’m sorry, and I alone am responsible for the unnecessary negativity brought forward over the past couple of days. It’s something I won’t forget. And shows the power the fans have today and will rightly continue to have.
“If there’s one thing this horrible pandemic has clearly shown, it’s how crucial fans are to our sport and to every sport. It’s shown in every empty stadium. It’s been an incredibly tough year for all of us; virtually no one unaffected. It’s important that the Liverpool football family remains intact, vital and committed to what we’ve seen from you globally, with local gestures of kindness and support. I can promise you I will do whatever I can to further that.
“Thanks for listening.”
(Transcribed by – Goal.com)
Liverpool fans appreciated the apology from Henry and they wrote in their comments following the video that they forgive him. This shows the strength of unity, a billionaire businessman had to apologize in front of billions of people only because fans showed their unity. We hope we will only see what the majority in the world of Football would want to see.