Football is the Winner

The scuffle over the mooted European Super League taught us five things.


It was, as the commentators might have said, a week of two halves. The first half was grim, as Money romped into a 2-0 lead with some pretty cynical tactics, yellow cards galore and the crowd booing from the stands.


But in a stunning second half transformation, Football came roaring back, putting Money in its place with a passionate display to take the match 3-2.


Yes, the biggest sporting upside of the week - at least for European football fans - was the revolt led by fans to a supreme act of greed by a group of clubs that we might now start to call Big Football. The scuffle over the mooted European Super League taught us five things:


Protest does work.

Fans - ordinary people - do have power.

Money doesn’t always win.

Capitalism does have boundaries.

And yes, a second-half fightback is always thrilling to watch (even if there will probably be a return match, at some point).