LET’S TAX THE FAT CATS WHO ARE RUINING OUR FA CUP...
THE longer this season has gone on, the deeper are the wounds that exist as the big clubs leave the FA Cup to one side in favour of Premier League or European riches.
The biggest clubs in our country are effectively sticking two fingers up to the ‘greatest Cup competition in the world’.
The FA Cup has created fairytales over the years, it has provided individuals and clubs with the opportunity to create legendary moments and achievements, it is part of our national sporting heritage.
We have laws in our country to protect listed buildings. Well, the FA Cup should have similar protected status.
You cannot make any club play any player in any competition. But every club has an obligation to invest back into the single most important competition in our game.
Since money drives so much, I’d like to see the Government place an FA Cup tax on Premier League clubs that is re-invested in significant prize funds for reaching the last eight, four and two.
Take £4m per Premier club – would it kill them? Not one bit. Give the winners £50m. That would sharpen the focus.
Something has to be done. The few are becoming far more important than the many and it is not what sport should be about.
We should share a passion for our game. And we all need to share a passion for fairness to each other within the game. That is sport. That is football.