Bayern Munich’s future CEO Oliver Kahn had the same reaction that many other people had when he saw the news about the short-lived and ill-fated European Super League: He was angry.
Not only did Kahn find the back room nature of the deal appalling, but he saw the overall negative impact the league could have had on global football as a major issue that everyone should be concerned with.
“Establishing a Super League in that form was fully unacceptable. It would further worsen the problems of football,” said Kahn (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). “More money, higher transfer fees, higher wages and agent fees. That’s exactly the wrong way.”
While the Super League frenzy only lasted a few days before its founding clubs started to crumble under the pressure of fans everywhere, there is still a lingering feeling that Juventus, Real Madrid, and FC Barcelona could continue to fight for an exclusive continental league — of some sort — that will further enhance the divide between football’s haves and have nots.
Given how strongly Bayern Munich has come against the Super League concept, it is hard to think that the Bavarians would ever eventually back a move that could cause harm to the game on a global basis.