Super League: The War For Football is a sports documentary about the formation of the European Super League in 2021 that pitted some of the biggest European football clubs against UEFA, the governing football body in Europe. This four-part AppleTV+ documentary examines the role of the key players on both sides of the divide.
Super League is another in a slew of football documentaries that have made its way on the various streaming platforms in recent times. Considering the popularity of football, it really is a no-brainer to produce documentaries that will capture the imagination of your average fan. And certainly, considering the controversy that the Super League generated in 2021, it’s no surprise that this documentary was produced.
The documentary series does a good job in setting out the scenario that led up to the controversy and highlighting both sides of the coin, so to speak. It’s clear that there’s more to the one-sided story that has been sold to football fans i.e. the Super League is an attempt by greedy football clubs to generate revenue, at the expense of the soul of the sport itself.
Certainly, as far as UEFA is concerned – and its President Aleksander Čeferin – the formation of the Super League was evil and immoral, very black and white. However, for the key clubs involved viz. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, it was a genuine attempt to avoid the calamity of the future unsustainabillity of football as ‘sport-washing’ billionaire owners of clubs like Manchester City, Newcastle and Chelsea make a mockery of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
There is a moment in the final episode where Chelsea fans celebrate their club’s withdrawal from the Super League by proclaiming “We’ve saved football!” – pure delusion driven by UEFA’s propaganda machine. As long as UEFA – like FIFA – continue to monopolise football, the ordinary football fan will suffer. A though-provoking series that every true blue football fan needs to watch. Recommended.
… still there’s more …