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Earlier this year, 12 European clubs, including six from the Premier League, attempted to launch a Super League breakaway.

He was eventually arrested within 72 hours of launch as he met a furious backlash from football supporters and governing bodies.

Much of the outcry focused on the closed nature of the league, which would see its 15 founding members unable to be relegated.

The reaction from fans was particularly loud, with supporters protesting outside the field to make their voices heard.

Harris, who is one of the owners of Crystal Palace, was against the idea and believes it won’t happen again as those behind the project now realize that football is about the fans.

“The Super League was a situation where a small group of owners forgot that the sport was ultimately designed for fans of the various national football and soccer leagues,” said Harris, speaking at the press conference. Financial Times Business of Sport US Summit.

“I think if people remember why they play sports, which is for the fans, then it probably won’t happen again.

“We were very loud back then and continue to be. It was designed to permanently install a small number of teams in a league that would have been the dominant league.

“It was a fight for the eyes, it was a fight for the media, it was a fight for media money and it was a fight for money.


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