They said that about Platini too.
On the main topic this is hubris on a grand scale. The atmosphere at these games will be dull, half full stadiums and tourists on their iPads. We’ve seen during covid that football without fans is greatly diminished so beyond a period of initial interest and hype this breakaway will ossify and lose out to superior national championships. Eventually this will follow through to tv revenue. The clubs will lost connection with new fans locally, basically becoming a rugby barbarians or Harlem globetrotters playing exhibition matches no one cares about. Let them go as far as I’m concerned. #thismeansmore