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Why did the European Super League backlash work?

Does the collapse of the ESL mean people power is back?

By Helen Barnard  

Photo: Stephen Chung / Alamy Stock Photo

I’ll start with a confession: I’m not a football fan. I’ve never supported a club. My nearest and dearest do, so I’m familiar with the highs and lows, passion and rage; but, like for Boris Johnson, it’s really not my thing. However, I am interested in what this four-day European Super League drama can tell us about achieving change, and the role of people power in driving it.

After all, public outcry and soul searching also followed the immeasurably more important Grenfell fire, Iraq War and the many injustices that fuelled the Black Lives Matter protests. These events…

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