To fans, football is more than a product | Letter

10 February 2020 06:25
I have no wish to watch my side get back to the Premier League ever again, writes Portsmouth fan Keith MartinLouise Taylor (Road to Damascus: Championship must divorce EFL to earn its deserved share of global attention, 7 February) compares the English Football League Championship to a TV series that she describes as “a strong product”. Football in this country is more than a “product” or “brand”. It is a community of communities. It is an ecosystem that is built from the bottom up, not top down.Your average future Sky subscriber starts on a Saturday, with a parent taking them to the Accies or Leyton Orient and experiencing that cathartic moment of the home side scoring a goal. Most Championship clubs run at enormous losses and are dependent on the (sometimes morally questionable) wealth of their offshore owners. This is because the Premier League drew up the drawbridge years ago. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian