Boston Red Sox Star displays unity with Liverpool following European Super League fallout

Xander Bogaerts, a star player for the Boston Red Sox, shared his thoughts and feelings on the European Super League on Tuesday night just hours before Liverpool owner John Henry apologised.
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Boston Red Sox player Xander Bogaerts addressed the US media after their Major League Baseball fixture, but it was what he was wearing that made the headlines, 

The 28-year-old spoke to journalists while wearing the 2017/18 Liverpool home shirt, in light of the failed proposals to break away from UEFA in creating the European Super League after Liverpool owner John W Henry signed along the dotted line in relation to joining the competition.

His team, also owned by Henry's Fenway Sports Group, had just beaten the Toronto Blue Jays and while the subject of another victory off the field for the Red Sox was surely what fans wanted to hear. 

The fact that their owners had been central to the controversial Super League was a talking point, fuelled by the Aruba-born Red Sox star's choice of attire.


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The shortstop addressed the media and was quizzed on why he was wearing the Premier League champions commemorative 125 years strip.

“Total coincidence for this shirt, just so you guys know,” he laughed.

“I don’t play soccer but I like it the way it is,

“Why would you put so many of those awesome teams to be in one league? It’s special when Liverpool plays Real Madrid maybe one time a year. Or one time in every four years in the Champions League. 

"Now you’re going to play them every year? It’s more special if it happens occasionally.”

His opinion was clear and mirrored that of the millions of football fans back in the UK who were furious with their club’s decision to join the breakaway league. 

Hours afterwards John Henry recorded a video to give his apology to Liverpool fans, players, staff, manager Jurgen Klopp and Billy Hogan. He may have apologised but the relationship between owners and fans is most definitely tainted. 

It was powerful to see millions of fans and figures within the football and other sports taking a stand against the proposals for the Super League.