Rarity of Real Madrid v Chelsea illustrates true spirit of elite football | Jacob Steinberg

Rarity of Real Madrid v Chelsea illustrates true spirit of elite football | Jacob Steinberg

The Guardian

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Thomas Tuchel has earned the right to face the Spanish giants as opposed to the guarantees proposed by the Super League

Florentino Pérez is surprisingly bad at counting for someone with so much money. Exuding major Four Seasons Total Landscaping energy, Real Madrid’s president sounded ludicrous when he said that only 40 people gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against the European Super League before Chelsea’s game against Brighton last Tuesday.

It was the behaviour of someone so entitled that he sees no need to use facts to make his argument, summing up the tone-deaf mentality of the men who tried to destroy football last week. If Pérez saw only 40 protesters, perhaps it was because the thousands of Chelsea fans raging against the Super League simply made no impact on him.

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