Prince William says Super League breakaway would damage soccer


FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince William reacts to a question from the media as he leaves from a visit to the School 21 following its re-opening after the easing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions in east London, Britain March 11, 2021. Justin Tallis/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, President of the English Football Association, on Monday criticised the planned breakaway Super League proposed by 12 European soccer clubs, saying he shared fans concerns about the idea.

"Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community – from the top level to the grassroots – and the values of competition and fairness at its core," the prince, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, wrote on Twitter.

"I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love," added the tweet which was signed "W", meaning it had come from the prince himself.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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