Former FC Barcelona and current São Paulo fullback Dani Alves has spoken out on the news that has rocked the football world. Namely, that two of his former employers, Barcelona and Juventus, alongside 10 other top European clubs, are forming a new “Super League.”
“Football was, is, and will always be a sport that transforms lives,” the defender wrote on his official Twitter account.
“We should not allow ‘suits’ to spoil these possibilities of little ones dreaming of becoming big!!!”
Though Alves did play for Juventus as well as Barcelona, the Brazilian chose to accompany his tweet with a picture of himself in a blaugrana shirt alongside Lionel Messi.
Futebol foiii, é, e sempre será um esporte que transforma vidas.— Daniel Alves (@DaniAlvesD2) April 19, 2021
Não permitamos que cartolas estraguem essas possibilidades de pequenos seguirem sonhando ser grandes!!! pic.twitter.com/bQpUSE7FMn
The Super League announcement has been met with condemnation from many players, coaches, pundits, and fans. It has also created a so-called “war of the words” between UEFA and some of Europe’s top football clubs. UEFA has threatened to kick out Super League clubs from the Champions League effective immediately and to ban players from participating in the FIFA World Cup,