Amazon Prime Video says it “understands and shares the concerns” of European football fans as it weighs in on plans for a breakaway Super League.
“We believe part of the drama and beauty of European football comes from the ability of any club to achieve success through their performances on the pitch,” Amazon said in a statement issued through its official Twitter account.
Over the weekend, 12 of Europe’s most famous soccer clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, revealed plans to establish a breakaway multibillion-dollar Super League. The closed competition is expected to disrupt the traditional merit-based pyramid system in European soccer and has been met with a furious reaction on the continent, including from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Launching the proposed European Super League faces steep opposition from European football association UEFA and most national football associations, but the breakaway league is understood to have held informal negotiations with broadcasters about a possible rights deal.
Amazon Prime added it has not held “any discussions” with the backers of the proposed Super League. The U.S. streaming giant has pull in the current debate around the soccer Super League after it signed deals for soccer rights in the U.K. and Germany.