Pep Guardiola’s dismissal of the project as anti-sport summed up the feelings of so many, James Milner said it how it was too on national television.
Manchester United’s Luke Shaw wrote powerfully of his opposition, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford made it clear they felt the same way.
The Liverpool players, collectively, through their captain Jordan Henderson came out against it with clarity and passion too.
These were individuals with football’s integrity at heart speaking up, bravely, as one.
Young people are no longer interested in football claimed Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president and co-architect, with the Glazers at Manchester United, of the hijack plan. Well those young people who blockaded the Chelsea team bus last night noisily demanding their club withdrew certainly seemed emotionally invested.