Agreed here, so where I stand ends up being based less on who are good guys here (spoiler: no one is) and on 1) which system seems to create the best football and 2) which system pays the actual players more money. My conclusion on #1 is that the current system rewards the best football better than an ESL system. On #2, it feels like a salary cap and cost controls are part of the motivations for the move, which makes me suspicious of it, though balanced by perhaps better monetization of football money flowing through the system.Nasser Al-Khelaifi talking about principles of "good faith, dignity, and respect for all." The same guy who was instrumental to greasing every palm in FIFA so that we could have a World Cup in Qatar during the middle of winter taking place in hastily constructed stadiums built on the blood of Bangladeshi guest slaves.
Honestly, you just have to laugh at this whole thing. The self-interest, corruption, and hypocrisy is so brazen on all sides.