UK govt slams football reforms | Sunday Observer

UK govt slams football reforms

18 October, 2020

LONDON (AFP) New proposals backed by Liverpool and Manchester United for wide-ranging reform of English football have been criticised by the UK government, Premier League and fans’ groups.

The so-called “Project Big Picture” has been labelled a “power grab” by the Premier League’s biggest and wealthiest clubs, taking advantage of the dire financial position of the English Football League (EFL) -- which comprises the three divisions directly beneath the top flight -- amid the coronavirus crisis.

But many in the EFL, including chairman Rick Parry, back the plan as a means of addressing the imbalance in resources between the top and bottom of the football pyramid.